Nursing as a Second Career
Are you thinking about a switch to registered nursing?
Today an increasing number of adults, with or without a prior degree, are choosing nursing as a second career. A nursing career is attractive because of the growing demand for nurses, competitive salaries and vast opportunities within the profession. For many, it also satisfies a need for rewarding, meaningful work.
You should consider that nursing school requires an aptitude for math and science, is physically and mentally demanding, and is time consuming. Most nursing programs are full-time and difficult to combine with full-time employment. Some programs offer on-line coursework, but all nursing students must still complete on-site “clinical” coursework in healthcare settings and simulation laboratories. Nursing school requires a significant commitment of time and energy, but the results can be well worth the effort.
Looking for a nursing program? Search our complete list of Indiana accredited nursing programs, including accelerated nursing programs for individuals with a prior bachelor’s college degree.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026.