BALTIMORE, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationwide, nursing is one of the largest and fastest growing healthcare occupations. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nursing prospects rank significantly ahead of most occupations with 21%-to-22% employment growth among LPNs and RNs projected through 2018.
Candidates planning to meet that growing demand by preparing for a career in nursing now have an all-inclusive online resource to guide their education and training decisions: www.nursingcareerdirectory.com.
"Nursing Career Directory is an exciting development and one I believe will generate qualified nursing candidate leads and align students with training programs that best meet their needs," said Frank Pournelle, President of Last Second Media in Madison, Wis. "The website offers a wealth of information outlining various nursing career choices."
Options include training in vocational nursing to transition into becoming Licensed Practical Nurses; earning an associate's degree as a path toward being Registered Nurses; and earning a bachelor's degree in order to assume healthcare leadership roles.
Visitors to the site learn about nursing curricula, accreditation, nursing board and state academic requirements, and the variety of courses offered at affiliated institutions. Applicable material is presented in a variety of formats, from featured articles and enlightening videos to industry web links, along with an online information request form – everything necessary to get prospective students started.
Nurses' broad-based education and holistic focus position them as a logical network of providers on which America's future healthcare system will be built (http://nursingworld.org).
"The health of our nation requires competent nurses capable of providing a high quality of care," noted Robert L. Anders, Dr. PH, CS, CNAA, FAAN, vice president of nursing for Education Affiliates, Inc. "For nursing candidates, finding the program that best matches their chosen career path is a very important first step."
Schools affiliated with NursingCareerDirectory.com provide instruction in smaller, interactive classes by faculty members who are working professionals. Instructors bring knowledge and enthusiasm to the classroom through a blend of academics, nursing theory and current practical applications.
About Nursing Career Directory
Nursing Career Directory is a leading educational resource through which nurse candidates can explore the right training programs for their selected career path. The website enables prospective students to match their career goals with the best nursing schools to help them achieve their professional dream. To learn more, visit www.nursingcareerdirectory.com.
SOURCE Nursing Career Directory