According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for Registered Nurses are expected to grow much faster than the average across all occupations through 2016. Furthermore, employment of Licensed Practical Nurses is also projected to grow faster than average. Overall job prospects are expected to be very good.*
To help meet the demand for qualified professionals in this field, Sanford-Brown offers both Registered Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing programs that are designed to prepare students to treat patients and provide advice and emotional support to their family members. Nurses play one of the most important patient care roles in treatment and recuperation. Nurses also track symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests, analyze results, administer treatment and help with patient follow-up. Our career-focused programs in this area include:
Available programs within this Area of Study vary by campus. For specific program information please select the program link listed under the location you're interested in below:
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm and Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm (visited October 07, 2009). This is a national estimate and employment conditions in your location may be different.
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