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Why a BSN is valuable for career advancement in the nursing industry

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 11/22/17 12:45 PM

Research regarding the field of health care tells us that as the population ages, the need for nurses in a variety of settings is increasing. A high demand for nurses means good things for job outlook, but how do you know if taking the next step and pursuing a BSN is the right choice for you?

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Topics: Nursing

New guide: A Guide to the Silver Lake College 4-Year BSN Program

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 11/9/17 1:30 PM

Did you know that the employment rate for registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014-2024?

Did you also know that by 2020, Wisconsin alone will need to grow its registered nurse population by approximately 24 percent in order to counter its approaching nursing shortage? This high demand for nurses is due to a growing population, increased stress on preventive care, growing rates of chronic disease and a higher demand for innovative health care services.

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Topics: Nursing

3 current trends for nurses in Wisconsin

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/25/17 7:30 AM

The health care industry is in a constant state of change, and the nursing field is at risk of flatlining. The demand for medical care is rising, hospitals around the country are desperate for nurses, and Wisconsin is no exception.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job outlook for Registered Nurses from 2014-24 will grow 16 percent, a much faster rate than average. Here in Wisconsin, we’re without a doubt facing an unprecedented shortage of registered nurses. Baby boomers are quickly approaching retirement and aging nurses are leaving the field in droves.

There’s a silver lining to this news, however, if you’re considering pursuing a nursing degree. Simply put, there’s no better time than now to enter this exciting field. Read on to see just how positive the outlook is for nurses with bachelor’s degrees in the next 10 years!

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Topics: Nursing

4 reasons to complete your BSN now

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 3/2/17 9:47 AM

There are a lot of great reasons to become a nurse: You help others in need. You know you want to make a lasting difference in people’s lives. You feel that nursing is not just a profession but a calling. Maybe you’ve already completed your associate’s degree in nursing, and while you’re still finding your role as a nurse fulfilling, you’re also considering reasons why you should go on to complete your four-year nursing degree.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be a need for an additional 1 million nurses by 2022 due to growth and replacement needs.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about SLC’s BSN Completion Program?  We invite you to visit our website and for additional information about  completing your  nursing degree.

Here are four reasons why you should consider a BSN completion program

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Topics: Nursing

3 Reasons Nursing is the Hottest Job in Health Care Right Now

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 11/17/16 7:35 AM

Are you considering a career in nursing but have questions regarding the demand for nurses nationwide?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal offered some insight into the current state of the field of nursing, asserting the notion that now is the time to consider going for your nursing degree: “the job market for nurses is heating up in many markets, driving up wages and sign-on bonuses for the nation’s fifth-largest occupation.”

Note: Did you know that Silver Lake College just launched a four-year BSN program? We invite you to learn more about this no-wait list program that went into effect during the fall of 2016.

But why is the need for nurses increasing? Here are 3 reasons nursing is one of the hottest jobs in healthcare right now.

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Topics: Nursing

RN vs. BSN: How to Make the Right Decision for Your Nursing Career

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 9/8/16 10:30 AM

Two Kinds of Settlers 

Imagine two settlers in the early American West. One settler decides that he’ll be satisfied with a simple life at the foothills of a mountain. The second settler chooses to venture onward up the mountain. He wants a grander view of the plains below, and he has the stamina to get there.

Now scratch the settler thing. Settler Number 1 is like a nurse with an ADN (Associate’s Degree in Nursing) and Settler Number 2 is like a nurse with a BSN (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing).

Neither path is inherently superior; it just depends on what you want with regards to your career.

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Topics: Nursing

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