Nursing: Career Paths in Nursing

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In addition to working in an extremely rewarding field, Nurses enjoy the benefit of being able to choose from a wide range of career paths that offer diverse job environments. Not all Registered Nurses work in a hospital environment. Offering a fair amount of autonomy, RNs can work in home healthcare services, which includes providing care for patients who have recently been discharged from the hospital and are recovering in their own homes. Many RNs do work in hospitals and other round-the-clock facilities, but if these hours aren’t for you, working in a physician’s office can be an excellent solution. Physicians typically have office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and eight-hour shifts tend to be the standard. For those who want to explore and travel throughout the states, Travel Nursing can be a highly rewarding career. Travel Nurses take on short-term assignments in various locations throughout the country.…

Nursing: Men Entering the Field in Increasing Numbers

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Nursing has traditionally been considered a female-dominated career path. However, the number of male Nurses has steadily been on the rise since the 1970s. According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of male Nurses has more than tripled since the 1970s when only 2.7% of Registered Nurses were men. As of 2011, there were 330,000 men employed as Nurses in the United States, which makes up for about 9.6% of all Registered Nurses. While Nursing has customarily been thought of as a woman’s profession, men were significantly represented in Nursing until the 1800s due to the early association between Nursing, the military, and religious orders. During the Civil War, there was a shortage of men to provide Nursing care, and women were allowed to fill that gap. For much of the early 1900s, the majority of Nursing schools admitted only women and the newly formed Army and Navy…

Nursing: Career Paths

Categories: Nursing

In addition to working in an extremely rewarding field, Nurses enjoy the benefit of being able to choose from a wide range of career paths that offer diverse job environments. Not all Registered Nurses work in a hospital environment. Offering a fair amount of autonomy, RNs can work in home healthcare services, which includes providing care for patients who have recently been discharged from the hospital and are recovering in their own homes. Many RNs do work in hospitals and other round-the-clock facilities, but if these hours aren’t for you, working in a physician’s office can be an excellent solution. Physicians typically have office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and eight-hour shifts tend to be the standard. For those who want to explore and travel throughout the states, Travel Nursing can be a highly rewarding career. Travel Nurses take on short-term assignments in various locations throughout the country.…

Announcing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

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The latest addition to our offering of health career training programs, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum at Arizona College prepares graduates with coursework that focuses on knowledge, theory, leadership, ethics, and practical competencies of Nursing. Upon graduating, students who have completed the program will have the expertise, confidence, and skills necessary to sit for the NCLEX-RN, which is the next step for those who desire a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse. The training facilities and laboratories here at Arizona College feature a range of equipment and settings that include hospital beds, stretchers, and medical instrumentation that are used within the field. Those who pursue a career as a Registered Nurse will have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, outpatient care centers, long-term care facilities, and more. Nurses have a wide range of responsibilities, including managing patient care, providing patient education,…

Nursing Program Now Offered at Arizona College!

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Arizona College is excited to announce the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to its offering of allied health training programs. The new Nursing program at Arizona College will prepare students for a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse (RN), where they will practice in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment. Registered Nurses have a wide range of responsibilities, including educating patients and the public about various health conditions, providing emotional support to patients and family members, and coordinating patient care. With a variety of work environments to choose from, Registered Nurses may practice in physicians’ offices, hospitals, nursing care facilities, military environments, and outpatient care centers. As a career path, Registered Nursing is expected to grow by 26% from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Arizona College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, graduates will be prepared with the experience,…