Online Nursing Program Career Outlook

Nursing is the fastest growing occupation in America.1 The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Saint Mary not only prepares you to take a leadership role in this burgeoning practice, but also zeroes in on two of the most aggressively growing segments of the nursing profession – Nursing Education and Nursing Administration. Consider these employment statistics:

  • The AACN reports nearly 1,400 faculty vacancies in nursing schools with bachelor's and master's degree programs2
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19 percent increase in nursing jobs by 2022, the largest increase for any occupation3
  • A workforce study conducted by the Bernard Hodes Group finds that 75% of current nurse leaders plan to retire by 20204

These are high-demand opportunities within a profession that is already projected to grow by 19% by 2022.3

The online MSN from the University of Saint Mary also includes courses and optional clinical hours that may prepare you for application to a doctorate program. Doctorate-level nursing degrees unlock teaching opportunities at the graduate level and open the door to even higher executive positions in hospitals and other health care agencies.

To start building a better nursing career and a better future, call 877.307.4915 to speak with an Admissions Advisor about the online Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Mary. Or, you can request more information.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited July 7, 2014).

2http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/nursing-faculty-shortage

3 For the full statement, go to http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm.

4http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aging-workforce-survey-finds-most-nurse-leaders-will-retire-by-the-year-2020-56479182.html.