University’s Program Expanded to Relieve Nursing Shortage
Charlotte, NC –ECPI University’s Charlotte Campus is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications through its School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute, for its newly-approved Nursing (RN) program.
“In spite of the current job market, a demand for additional registered nurses still exists,” says Monica Pfeiffer, Director of Nursing at ECPI University in Charlotte. “The National League of Nursing cites critical shortages in both acute and long term care settings. As baby boomers retire and health care expands due to health care reform, the need for registered nurses will continue to increase.
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 26 percent between 2010 and 2020. ECPI University’s AAS Nursing program will help fill some of the void that these critical shortages would bring and offer another step for our students and the community to advance their education in the field of nursing.”
In as little as 18 months, a student can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. This qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN exam through the State Board of Nursing. A student who passes the exam is then licensed to practice as a registered nurse.