Why Be A Nurse?

Few careers in life offer the rewards, stimulation and diverse opportunities as a nursing career. A nurse has the unique opportunity to choose from various work environments, including, but not limited to, a busy emergency room, clinic, hospital, surgicenter, school, physician’s office, pediatric, military, research, legal, community service or corporate environments.

There has never been a better time to be a nurse! Statistics show that more than 2.8 million new and replacement nurses will be needed by 2020.* A nursing degree from Chamberlain can mean job opportunities, security, mobility, flexibility and greater earning potential. The money you spend on nursing education today is a solid investment in tomorrow.

Projected RN Positions in the US Through 2020

Projected RN Positions in the US Through 2020

Nurses Are in High Demand

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recently published employment rates of new nursing graduates by state. Their results show that the average job placement rate for BSN graduates is 65 percent – that's well above the 24.4 percent national average for new college graduates. 

  • Over 1 million new & replacement nurses will be needed by 2022.1
  • The Institute of Medicine's report on The Future of Nursing calls for increasing the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce to 80 percent.2
  • More than 526,800 new registered nursing positions will be created through 2022 - a 19.4 percent increase.3
  • When it comes to compensation, job opportunities and work-life balance, registered nursing is ranked as one of the best jobs to have today.4

Get Started Today!

Take advantage of our flexible class schedules, convenient locations and online learning options. You’ll hit the job market with the degree and qualifications you need to get started in and advance a fast-growing nursing field. Financial concerns should never stop you from considering an education. There are numerous possibilities for financing your education: grants, scholarships, loans and more. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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1U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (2013-2014, Winter). 2The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). 3U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014). 4U.S. News & World Report.

As a nurse, you can make a difference.

There are many career paths, but when you choose the path of becoming a nurse, you choose the path of making a difference. Building on its more than 125 year history, Chamberlain College of Nursing continues to be at the forefront of quality nursing education. It’s our goal to not only prepare students for clinically proficient nursing careers, but also to take education one step further in helping our students foster personal growth, career mobility, community service and leadership. As a Chamberlain graduate, you will enter the nursing field confident and competent—and ready to make a difference.