Workforce Wednesday: Nursing

On this Workforce Wednesday, Daybreak takes a look at the career of nursing — which can almost guarantee a position if you pass the proper training.

Jeff Jessee, dean at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s College of Health, as well as UAA nursing director Marianna Murray, joined Daybreak to discuss nursing as a career. They say nearly 100 percent of UAA’s nursing-program graduates have found work in the field within a year.

“We have an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, an RN-to-BS bridge program, a master’s in nursing education leadership, family nurse practitioner, and then our doctor and nursing practice”, said Murray of the nursing programs offered at UAA. To apply for one of the programs, visit the UAA School of Nursing’s advising website.

Jessee and Murray say the U.S. nursing market is very open, as many health care facilities across the country are in need of educated, hard-working nurses. As far as pay, a typical nursing professional can make from $78,000 to upwards of $100,000 as a nurse practitioner.

If you need help getting started in a career in nursing, or any industry we’ve featured, email Martha Peck at the Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium.

Watch the Workforce Wednesday segment here.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Nursing – KTVA 11 – The Voice of Alaska

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