Are You Ready for the Rewards of a Nursing Career?

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The right nurses can turn a frightening, uncomfortable time — a hospital stay — into a pleasant, healing experience. Have no doubt nurses work hard, but the rewards make the career worthwhile. You may want to consider getting your online nursing degree if you:

  • Excel in science
  • Enjoy learning about the miracles of the human body
  • Enjoy nurturing and caring for others
  • Want to impact people’s lives
  • Thrive in a high-energy atmosphere
  • Can smile at the end of a long day, knowing you’ve made a difference

Career Possibilities

You can begin reaping the rewards of a satisfying nursing career by signing up with an online university to get your nursing degree. With a CCNE-certified RN degree from an accredited online university, you can work as an RN in:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care centers (nursing homes, rehabilitation centers)
  • Patient’s homes
  • Doctor’s offices
  • Research centers
  • Schools
  • Military facilities

Benefits of a Nursing Career

The aging U.S. population creates an increasing demand for nurses. A career in nursing provides:

  • Job security
  • Flexible hours (work nights, days, part-time, etc.)
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Starting salary of around $45,000

Few careers offer such extensive financial and emotional rewards, or the opportunity to make a profound difference in people’s lives every day.