The Silver Lake Blog

4 Reasons You Should Pursue a BSN to Launch Your Nursing Career

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 7/26/18 9:46 AM

It’s no secret -- there is currently a major nursing shortage and any certified registered nurse (RN) should not have trouble finding employment. But that does not mean that all nursing degrees are created equal. When it comes to your nursing education, you have a choice: you can pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

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Topics: Nursing

10 ways you can specialize as a nurse

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/31/18 3:19 PM

It is well known that the demand for nurses is on the rise. With the baby-boomer population aging rapidly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Topics: Nursing

New Resource: Getting Your BSN At Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/24/18 9:40 AM

Skilled nurses are the unsung heroes of the health care profession, and they are about to become even more valuable. As the overall population ages and there is a greater emphasis on preventative care, the country will need an influx of passionate and thoughtful nurses into the health care profession in order to keep up with the demands of patient care.

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There's a Nursing Shortage. Here's What You Should Do About It.

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/3/18 1:40 PM

Nursing is a beautiful and noble career. This type of care for the most vulnerable and weak offers nurses the unique opportunity to be a transformative agent in a person's life. In the face of the worst or most frightening circumstances, nurses bring an element of human dignity and compassion, providing care and assistance that helps turn the situation into something more manageable.

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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 now through 2024 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 to enroll in a 4-Year BSN program

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 2/9/17 7:30 AM

As you may have already heard, Silver Lake College recently added a new four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program to its list of nursing program offerings. We’re excited about this new program for lots of reasons, not least of which is that we can offer an in-demand degree program to qualified candidates with no waiting list. Yes, you read that correctly!

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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 three reasons nursing is one of the hottest jobs in health care right now.

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