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Message to College Deans and Directors of Nursing

Initiating a new nursing program can be a daunting task.  We have been helping nursing administrators and educators develop programs and courses that not only make sense, but are tailored to exceed regulations and guidelines established by the state’s board of nursing and department of education.

We can assess your needs and resources, and make suggestions to determine the feasibility of adding a nursing program to broaden your existing academic offerings.  When approval is awarded by the board of nursing or other accrediting body, the result is a win-win for your institution, the nursing profession, and the community at large.

“Cynthia Haughey, MSN, RN shepherded our highly complicated nursing proposal through the labyrinth of the PA State Nursing Board requirements with extraordinary skill.”    Dr. Charles Trout, Former President, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Nursing Shortage

With the predicted nursing shortage, most communities are concerned about having enough nurses to staff their healthcare facilities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nursing is the top occupation in terms of the largest job growth from 2006 – 2016. Government analysts project that more than 587,000 new RN jobs will be created through 2016. Other federal projections indicate that by 2020, the U.S. nursing shortage will grow to more than 800,000 registered nurses. Even as health care continues to shift beyond the hospital to more community-based primary care and other outpatient sites, federal projections say the rising complexity of acute care will see demand for RNs in hospitals climb by 36 percent by 2020. By the year 2015, all 50 states will experience a shortage of nurses to varying degrees, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), (2006).

Because of this demand, nursing is a recession-proof profession.