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Nursing Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in nursing are only expected to increase. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities in this field are “expected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Becoming a registered nurse will get you on the path to an exciting, growing, and stable career! Once you’ve started, you may decide to get more education in order to become a nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, a nurse educator, etc. 

The University’s response to the health care needs of the people of the region and the need for nursing education resulted in the establishment of the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in 1974. As a reflection of the changing health care needs and national nursing trends, LMU began a BSN program in 1987 with an RN-BSN option. LMU began the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with one concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in 2006; Nurse Anesthetist (NA) was added in 2008; and in Spring 2011, Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) commenced. In Fall 2010, LMU initiated its first class in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) option. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) began May 2015. The newest program Nurse Business Administration (NBA), will start in Fall 2018. These programs were founded on the belief that nursing is a service profession, which aims to assist individuals to attain, maintain, or regain their optimum level of wellness through application of the nursing process.

At LMU we have the paths to get you where you want to go!


For more information on a career in nursing, please visit:
U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
National League of Nursing (NLN)
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