Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) August 31, 2006
Rapid growth in job opportunities for nurses of multiple skill levels means an increased need for nursing teachers plus nurses trained in a variety of vocations from hospital work to nursing care facilities, in-home health care services and more. In response to this need, helping both employers and workers, NursingChoice.com has just opened its doors, a new online nursing information resource center.
The website features special focus areas including: Nursing Basics, Nursing Careers, Nursing Degrees, Nursing Schools, Nursing Jobs, industry news, a contact area and more. Online visitors can learn more about all the nursing programs available, along with education and training requirements and licensure needed for each. Plus they can find career tips and articles, job market information, student services to help with information about Student Loans, Grants, Scholarships, Employment and Admissions, and a lot more.
“There is a serious shortage of nursing teachers and long waiting lists to get into nursing schools today,” said James Duggan, owner / operator of NursingChoice.com.
Duggan established the site to highlight helpful resources to share with his daughter who just completed her nursing education and was seeking employment. He discovered these interesting facts while researching the nursing industry, based upon information from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook and The New York Times:
- Registered nurses (RNs) make up the largest health care vocation, with 2.4 million jobs, an estimated 3 out of 5 of which are in hospitals.
- Three main educational RN programs are: a diploma from an approved nursing program, an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree. While Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) training is about a year long and offered in roughly 1,200 vocational or technical school programs.
- Among all occupations, the second largest number of new jobs is projected to be for RNs. And while there is an expected decrease in number of LPN jobs in the hospital field, there is a projected increased need for LPNs in nursing care facilities, in home health care services and in other areas where LPNs will be retiring.
- A nationwide shortfall of more than 800,000 nurses is predicted by the US Government by the year 2020. And as health care needs grow among increased elderly population, so should the anticipated number of nurses entering the industry.
NursingChoice.com provides information for new students trying to decide on a nursing career and offers help for experienced RN's who want to continue their education and reach higher levels. And it’s a place for targeted job and career information, where most specialty and employment opportunities are expected to be excellent, even though some employers report difficulty in attracting and retaining enough RNs. For more information, contact Nursing Choice at: http://www.nursingchoice.com