It seems inevitable to you now that you would become a nurse. It just maybe wasn’t supposed to happen during a global pandemic, or when you’ve already established yourself in a different career.
The World Health Organization declared 2020 Year of the Nurse but has since extended it to 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The world unites in celebration of frontline, essential healthcare workers, such as nurses.
But while everyone else is celebrating, some are also becoming inspired to pursue the impactful work of nursing for themselves.
And it’s a great time to do so.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there will be about 200,000 openings for registered nurses each year, on average, over the next decade. Openings will most likely increase as seasoned nurses look toward retirement, with over one million nurses expected to retire by 2030. This shortage of medical workers has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
And with an average annual salary of about $75,000, nursing proves to be a financially smart, spiritually rewarding career path.
But where do you start with nursing?
The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN has provided over a century of nursing education and the School of Nursing currently offers 8 degree programs, 4 certificate programs, and a nursing assistant training course.
Programs are available on-campus, online and in hybrid formats in Duluth and St. Cloud.
A variety of nursing degrees with flexible formats
Whether you just received your undergraduate degree or you’re a seasoned professional, St. Scholastica empowers you to reach the next level of success in the most flexible way possible.
With a rich, interdisciplinary curriculum with many areas of focus, nursing students at St. Scholastica can choose a traditional nursing major, post-baccalaureate nursing degree, RN to BS, BS to DNP, nursing assistant training course, as well as post-graduate opportunities.
Anyone with a passion for healthcare can find a program and degree built for them.
As an early adopter and innovator of online education, St. Scholastica creates nursing degree and licensure programs with the convenience of its students in mind.
As technology evolves, St. Scholastica keeps students ahead of the curve — ensuring you’ll be learning along the cutting edge with online class offerings equal in quality and rigor to the on-campus programs.
Hands-on teaching and learning
St. Scholastica promotes hands-on experience in which students put not only their knowledge to the test, but also their analytical, communication and leadership skills. St. Scholastica provides the resources and dedicated support to help students complete their nursing degrees and advance in their careers, allowing graduates to meet a competitive marketplace with strong momentum and the tools to succeed.
The St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars who bring their deep experience as highly-trained problem solvers to online and on-campus classroom environments. But not everything can be learned in the classroom, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to use your skills, using what you’ve learned to overcome real-world healthcare challenges in local communities.
With this valuable combination of skills and experience, you’ll graduate with a professional nursing education that pays dividends immediately.
Begin, advance, or complete your nursing career at St. Scholastica. Discover more about their nursing programs.