The nursing profession is the largest segment of the healthcare workforce. Nursing practice covers a broad continuum from health promotion to disease prevention, to coordination of care, and to palliative care when a cure is not possible. Registered Nurses are the driving force in patient care, which gives them the unique ability to act as a partner with other healthcare professionals and lead improvements in its many practice environments, i.e. hospitals, schools, homes, health clinics, long-term care facilities, battlefields, and community and public health centers.
Many options are available for RNs to specialize in a work setting or type of treatment such as oncology, emergency, obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, rehabilitation nursing to name a few.
(Meet the Nursing Faculty!)
"The Nursing program at Mount Aloysius College offers advanced technology and small class sizes. More importantly, the College has amazing faculty with the knowledge and compassion to help you succeed. I earned the education and skills that I needed to pass my boards and, with their guidance, I am now a competent and confident nurse."
Erin R. Ratchford
Class of ‘09
RN, Somerset Hospital
Registered Nurses constitute the largest healthcare occupation with 2.6 million jobs. By the year 2020, there will be an estimated shortage of 800,000 nurses.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of RNs is expected to grow by 22% from 2008 to 2018. Growth will be driven by technology and an emphasis on preventative care. In addition, the number of elderly needing care is projected to grow rapidly.The mean annual salary for Registered Nurses in Pennsylvania is $ 65,070 and $67,720 annually (www.BLS.gov)
The Division of Nursing at Mount Aloysius College has a vested interest in educating nurses for the present and future needs of our communities. The Nursing Division provides:
The Mount Aloysius College Division of Nursing is committed to providing quality Associate Degree and RN-to-BSN programs which adhere to the mission and core values of the college. Students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop values, attitudes, and competencies necessary for lifelong learning.
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