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