Jersey College has solely offered nursing programs since 2004 and has graduated over 2,000 licensed professionals.
Professional Nursing Program (RN) LPN to RN Bridge Track (RN)Generic Track (RN) Practical Nursing Program (LPN) Nurse Residency Track
Our New Jersey, Florida an Indiana campuses are located near major metropolitan areas easily accessible for the commuting student.
Ewing, New Jersey (NJ/PA) Teterboro, New Jersey (NJ/NY) Jacksonville, Florida Tampa, Florida Fort Lauderdale, FloridaLargo, FloridaPort Charlotte, FloridaFort Wayne, Indiana
Each campus is accredited and approved by The Department of Education to offer Federal Financial Assistance to our students.
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Serving northern New Jersey, the greater New York City metropolitan area & southern Connecticut.
Serving New Jersey, Delaware, and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Serving the greater Ft Lauderdale, Miami & Dade County regions.
Instructional Service Center serving the Largo and St. Petersburg, FL areas.
Instructional Service Center serving Port Charlotte and Fort Meyers, FL areas.
Serving the greater Tampa and Brandon, FL areas.
Serving the northern Florida and southern Georgia region.
Instructional Service Center serving Fort Wayne, IN.
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Projected Nursing Demand
By: Rachel Nall, RN, BSN
The growing number of baby boomers requiring medical care translates into a projected increase in demand for Practical and Registered Nurses over the next decade. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for RNs is expected to grow by 19 percent, which is faster than the national average of 11 percent for all professions. The projected job growth up to 2022 is 25 percent for the LPN licensure.
There has been coverage in the media concerning the nursing shortage and at the same time, reports of reduction in nursing demand. What does this mean? Since the economic crisis started in 2007, a large number of the older nursing force have not left the profession due to growing financial concerns. To that end, an estimated one-third of the current nursing force is nearing typical retirement age, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. Roughly 55 percent of the current RN workforce is older than age 50. However, an estimated 458,000 nurses are expected to leave the profession over the course of the next decade.
The state of New Jersey and entire New York Metropolitan area is currently experiencing a nursing shortage while Florida is expected to experience nursing shortages by the year 2020. Virtually all states, with the exceptions of Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas and Ohio are expected to experience nursing shortages by 2020.
Multiple factors are at work when considering the projected nursing shortage. Factors include large portions of the workforce expected to retire in the coming years as well as the fact that there are not enough seats in nursing schools to meet the demand. An estimated 79,000 nursing school applicants are not accepted annually, according to "USA Today."
Considering the Nursing Profession
Those considering going to school have many reasons to consider the nursing profession. Average median pay for a licensed RN is $65,470. This amount is nearly double the average median pay for all other occupations in the United States.
Nurses can work in a number of settings beyond a hospital, which allows for flexibility to find a job setting they enjoy the most. Some options for nurses include home healthcare agencies, assisted living facilities, physicians' offices, schools, correctional facilities and even the military. Nurses are needed in a variety of capacities from providing care at the bedside to administrative tasks to researchers and much more.
The nursing profession also has opportunities for growth and continuing education. Nurses can pursue both masters and doctorate degrees to advance their careers as nurse practitioners, educators or certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).
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