Online university to launch new nursing program for working RNs

Online university to launch new nursing program for working RNs
Online university to launch new nursing program for working RNs

Independence University, an accredited online education provider, has recently announced the addition of a bachelor of science in nursing degree program designed for registered nurses who are looking to advance in their career path.

Graduates of the program will gain an understanding of the non-clinical and administrative aspects of the healthcare industry while being exposed to advanced, innovative nursing concepts. The degree offering was developed to allow registered nurses to acquire the leadership and communication skills that are necessary for supervisory and administration positions.

Registered nurses interested in the program must first attend an online interview before completing the enrollment process.

The greatest demand for new hires is expected to occur in the nursing field, which is predicted to grow by 23 percent over the next seven years. The top salaries in the field already exceed $83,000 per year.

Labor Department analysts predict that by 2012, a total of 1 million nurses will be needed to care for the aging population, and some 587,000 new nursing jobs will be created nationwide.

By Mark Danson

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