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Nursing is a career with a bright future with a growing trend for workplace need in developed nations. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that more than one million new and replacement registered nurses will be needed by 2018. By choosing a career-focused college major like nursing, you will be preparing for a future of endless learning and growth potential.

ANU students interested in pursuing a position in the nursing profession can choose from several training programs, or a ladderized Nursing degree where each academic level adds up to complete a full BSN program. However, should you choose to obtain only a single, separate program, that would be perfectly fine as well.

Choosing the Right Program for You:

As a student considering a nursing career, there have three main options. You can earn a practical-nursing diploma and become a licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.), also known as a licensed vocational nurse (L.V.N.). Or you can earn either an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree and become a registered nurse (R.N.). Generally, the more education completed, more opportunities are available.