GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently launched a Future Nurses of Wisconsin scholarship in an effort to help address the shortage of nurses across the nation. The scholarship, which is immediately available for new students enrolling in the Professional Nursing Associate's Degree (ADN) program at Rasmussen College, could lower tuition by up to $4,600.* To receive the full award, students must enroll full-time at the Green Bay or Wausau campus.
Registered Nurses in Demand in Wisconsin
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of registered nurses (RNs) needed across the nation is expected to grow 19 percent by 2022—faster than the average for all occupations. According to the labor analytics firm Burning Glass, Wisconsin had more than 12,500 jobs postings for RNs during the past year. In addition, the overall need for healthcare services is increasing as the baby boomer generation ages. Wisconsin is also expected to see an increase in retirements in the registered nursing profession—adding to the nursing shortage.
"Rasmussen College is thrilled to offer our Future Nurses of Wisconsin scholarship—making it more affordable to earn an Associate's Degree in nursing and helping address the shortage of nurses across the nation at the same time," said Joan Rich, vice president of the School of Nursing at Rasmussen College. "If you are considering a career in nursing, now is the perfect time to take advantage of this opportunity to lower your tuition cost, advance your career and help make a difference in your community."
At Rasmussen College, students in the professional nursing program have the option of four start dates per year. Courses are taught by experienced faculty in small class sizes with built-in preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam. Flex Choice®, which allows students to take some of their general education courses in an online, self-paced format alongside their faculty-led courses at no additional cost, is also available to help students earn their degree more flexibly and more affordably.
To learn more about the Professional Nursing Associate's Degree program, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/professional-nursing/.
To learn more about the Future Nurses of Wisconsin scholarship, please visit http://rasmussen.edu/tuition/scholarship-opportunities/future-nurses-wisconsin/.
*The scholarship is available to students who have not been enrolled in a Rasmussen College nursing program for 180 days.
ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate's and bachelor's degrees online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.
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