Directory of Nursing Schools & Programs
Registered nurses enjoy a career that combines variety, compassion, and rewarding professional challenges.
Nursing Careers Promise Multifaceted Rewards
Careers in Nursing
Registered nurses constitute the largest healthcare occupation, and their day-to-day responsibilities are as varied as the 2.6 million Americans who hold these jobs. Yet despite the many areas of specialization that exist within the field of nursing, all nurses share some common ground: the treatment of patients, the education of their patients as well as the public at large regarding medical conditions, and the providing of emotional support and advice to patients and their loved ones. Their duties may include everything from administering medication to organizing immunization clinics, but specific responsibilities are determined largely by area of expertise.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) identifies three main paths of education for students interested in nursing studies: earning a bachelor's degree, an associate's degree, or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Individuals who aspire to advanced nursing positions--clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, and nurse practitioners--need master's degrees. All nursing schools educate pupils with a blend of classroom instruction and clinical experience; subjects may include: anatomy and physiology, microbiology, nutrition, psychology and other behavioral sciences.
A nursing student's education culminates in the mandatory licensing examination known as NCLEX-RN. Consult your state board's nursing directory for detailed information.
Great Job Opportunities in Nursing
There are literally dozens of nursing titles, so whatever your area of interest, there's sure to be a job that's right for you. Registered nurses enjoy four different ways to specialize: by health conditions (such as diabetes management nurses), systems of the body (dermatology nurses, for instance), work setting (e.g. perioperative nurses), and demographics (like pediatric or geriatric nurses).
Karin Hansen holds a degree in English from San Francisco State University.
Registered Nurses • Bureau of Labor Statistics
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By selecting a subject one can find a Directory of Nursing Schools offering degree programs, diplomas or certificates
Top Online Nursing Schools
As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
M.S. in Nursing , Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing , RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing , more...
For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education. Keiser University Online offers degree programs online to prepare students for in-demand professions.
Nursing, MS , Bachelor of Science in Nursing , Medical Assisting, AS (Online)
Pursue your education with The University of Texas Arlington. We offer a number of certificate, bachelors, and master's degree programs in the fields of education and nursing, plus general education courses for bachelor's degree completion.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing , Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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Students may search Nursing programs by location, subject area, and even degree type. Our interface makes it easy to research Nursing schools and compare different programs side by side.
Select a state in the directory below to find information about each available school in that area.
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This Nursing School Directory will help you find schools, colleges and universities in the USA and get the degree programs & training you need.
We make it easy to request free information and catalogs from Nursing Schools. Simply contact the school through the "request information" links available.
Nursing course curricula vary, and we suggest requesting more information from all institutions, or at least a reasonable number of them. This will allow you to compare their curricula and make the best choice for yourself.
Many of the Nursing universities that you can find in this school directory offer flexible online or on-campus degree programs that adapt to the most current trends and technologies in the fast-paced business world. The institutions listed in the directory offer world-class instructors that provide high quality training. Further, these schools provide unsurpassed career counseling and opportunities for both students and learning professionals.
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