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Nursing As A Career



Not many professional options offer the diversity, stimulation, and rewarding feeling of helping others that comes from a career in nursing. With a broad range of work environments to choose from, graduates of Marian College benefit from uniquely flexible diplomas that allow them to work in various healthcare fields.

Benefits of a Career in Nursing


Flexible Career Choices
Nurses have the ability to specialize in a number of different areas with over 100 specialties to select from. It’s very common for nurses to change jobs throughout their career, moving from one area or specialty to another. Nurses may also continue to advance their education.

Flexible Schedules
You will not find nurses working a standard Monday through Friday 9-5 shift, limiting many other areas of life outside of work. Instead, nurses often work 3-4 days a week with 4, 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts. Many nurses prefer this working environment to the traditional 5-day 9-5-work week. However, this varies based on that specialty you choose.

Flexible Locations
No matter where you are in the world, nurses and doctors are always needed. Travel nurses come with their own set of enticing benefits such as competitive pay rates, private housing options, and the ability to explore the world to its full potential.

Nurses - Always in Demand
The future is calling for more nurses than ever before. In fact, there has never been a better time to become a nurse!

By 2020, the demand for nurses is expected to rise by 2.8 million new and replacement positions. *

A nursing diploma from Marian College means many opportunities, mobility, flexibility, and the chance to make a difference.


*Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
**Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly Labor Review November 2007

Career Fact

Employment of nurses is expected to grow by 21 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for healthcare services.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics