A Great Future for RN's with an MSN
Advanced RN credentials lead to an abundance of job opportunities! Employment for RNs is expected to grow 26 percent from 2008 to 2020, with median annual wage of $64,690 (May 2010).1
In addition, registered nurses who have earned graduate degrees report earning $20,000 more than RNs without them as well as the highest rates of feeling “extremely satisfied” at work. 2
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The greatest areas of growth are projected to be in physicians’ offices, home health care and long-term rehabilitation and care facilities, many of which will require RNs with high-level expertise to handle complex tasks and planning.
The health care industry's increasing focus on the need for quality, cost-effective care among vulnerable and underserved populations will make the advanced clinical and administrative skills offered in the Clinical Nurse Leader and Patient Care Services Administration specializations of great value in the job marketplace. In addition, the Department of Veterans Affairs is actively promoting the Clinical Nurse Leader position at its hospitals.
Other possible positions for graduates of Sacred Heart's online MSN program include:
- Director of Patient Care Services
- Nurse Manager
- Health and Social Service Manager
- Program Manager
- Clinical Director
- Director of Nursing
- Medical Records Manager
- Mental Health Program Manager
- Nutrition Services Manager
- Practice Administrator RN
- Relief Charge Nurse
Learn more about career possibilities with an online MSN from Sacred Heart University. Click here or call 877-791-7181 to speak with an Admissions team member.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited March 08, 2013).
2“The Registered Nurse Population: Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses,” U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, September 2010.