Students who complete the Monroe Practical Nursing Program and pass the NCLEX exam will find an industry that has a well-documented need for qualified personnel.
According to a report released in April 2006 by the American Hospital Association, U.S. hospitals need approximately 118,000 nurses to fill vacant positions nationwide. Also, officials with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released projections that the nation's nursing shortage would grow to more than one million nurses by the year 2020. Analysts show that all 50 states will experience a shortage of nurses to varying degrees by the year 2015.
As a result, nursing careers for those completing the Monroe College Practical Nursing program can be launched in nursing homes, doctor offices, clinics, hospitals, and in private care.