According to a report by Minnesota Public Radio, the number of people in the state aged 65 and over is expected to grow by 40 percent between 2010 and
According to a report by Minnesota Public Radio, the number of people in the state aged 65 and over is expected to grow by 40 percent between 2010 and 2020. The aging population could strain the health care system, and Minnesota nursing schools online and on-campus should play an important role in meeting the growing demand for qualified nurses.
Training options for nurses
The University of Minnesota nursing school has campuses in locations such as the Twin Cities and Rochester, with a full range of university degree options:
Online nursing schools in Minnesota include Walden University School of Nursing, Kaplan University School of Nursing and Jacksonville University School of Nursing.
Graduates of Minnesota nursing schools online and on-campus can pursue job opportunities at institutions like Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Fairview Health Services, and the Mayo Clinic, which is a nonprofit leader in medical care and research. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in the state had a mean annual wage of $73,770, while licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earned a yearly salary of $38,920 as of May 2010.
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