Master of Science in Nursing - MSN
The Master of Science in Nursing degree is often up to help registered nurses take the next step in their careers. By completing this advanced degree program, you will be trained as an advanced practice clinical or administrative nurse. By taking your nursing career to this level, you will be prepared to assess the health care needs of patients, analyze their laboratory findings, and develop the most effective plan of patient care.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that nursing careers will increase by at least 22% through the year 2018. One of the leading causes of this trend is the effect of cancer and heart disease. The National Cancer Institute estimates that during 2010 about 1,529,560 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer; and during 2006 about 26% of deaths in America were attributed to heart disease.
While statistics like these are unfortunate, they do illustrate an increased need for the nursing professionals who will help care for these patients.