Is a Career in Nursing Right for Me?
If you have a desire to help others, possess excellent communication skills and respond well to emergencies, nursing may be the career for you!
Successful nurses typically possess the following qualities:
- Solid Communication Skills - Nurses must be able to effectively communicate with their team, patients and patients' families to ensure the patient's needs are correctly understood and addressed.
- Empathy - Compassion and sympathy help nurses to be successful advocates for their patients.
- Emotional Stability - Although rewarding, a career in healthcare can be stressful and traumatic at times.
- Flexibility - Working hours and responsibilities will vary greatly in the nursing field.
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What is the Nursing Career Outlook?
nurses who possess a bachelor’s degree are in high demand both in Southwest
Florida and nationally. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
What can I do with this degree?
Nurses provide care, advice, emotional support, and help educate patients and their families about various health issues and conditions in a variety of settings. While the majority of nurses work in hospitals, they may also find employment in residential care facilities, physician's offices, home healthcare and government facilities.
There are many types of specialty areas nurses may explore as well. A few areas are listed below.
- Addiction nurses
- Cardiovascular nurses
- Critical care nurses
- Genetics nurses
- Neonatology nurses
- Nephrology nurses
- Rehabilitation nurses
What Will I Learn?
The Bachelor of Science in nursing program consists of two parts, general education and prerequisite courses and the the nursing core. The nursing core provides a planned sequence of theoretical, laboratory, simulation and clinical experiences so that students acquire the knowledge, skills, values and abilities of a professional nurse.
How is Hodges University's Nursing Program Different?
Our Program is Contemporary
Hodges University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a new program that has a contemporary curriculum and will prepare students to enter the rapidly changing world of healthcare. Nurses educated at the bachelor’s level are in high demand both locally and nationally. Additionally, these nurses are able to move into leadership positions and/or continue their education at the graduate level.
You Can Complete our Program in Less Time
Since our program is offered in four consecutive semesters, students are able to enter the workforce one semester sooner than traditional programs.
Our Small Class Sizes
The same small class size and individualized attention that is found elsewhere at Hodges University can be found in the nursing program.
Get Started Today and Apply Now!
Step 1: Complete a Hodges University Application (above).
Step 2: Complete a Secondary Nursing Program Application.
Need More Information?
You may also contact us to speak to an admissions coordinator who will guide you through the application and admissions process. To speak to an admissions coordinator call us at 1-800-466-8017 (Naples) or 1-800-466-0019 (Fort Myers), use our contact form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a one-on-one visit to tour one of our campuses.
Your Admissions Coordinator will:
- Help you complete the applications, obtain necessary transcripts and schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
- Coordinate the Financial Aid process with a Financial Aid Professional and refer you to your Academic Advisor for class scheduling.
- Give you information regarding your orientation.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!