September 21, 2007, Newsletter Issue #72: Enhance Your Career by Taking Nursing Courses Online

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Obtaining a bachelors degree in nursing is a great way to prepare for a supervisory position, move into a different field or even prepare to become a Nurse Practitioner. Taking nursing courses online is not only convenient and flexible but it allows you to benefit from obtaining a fully accredited degree from a top ranked college like Penn State. In fact, taking an online nursing degree program is so flexible and convenient many people choose to continue their education and obtain a graduate degree!

Not sure education pays? Compare these average incomes for nurse practitioners across various practice areas and degree types, according to Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2005 Salary Survey Results:

Nurse Practitioners:

Doctoral degree: $81, 440Masters degree: $74,777Bachelors degree: $70,961Independent Nurse Practitioners: $90,574Emergency department: $84,835Surgery: $84,084Neonatal unit $81,511Hospital $79,393Gerontology: $77, 020Be sure to ask if you can receive life credits toward the fulfillment of your degree! Some program like that of Penn State, allow generous lifetime experience credits for licensed RNís who are seeking to continue their education and obtain a bachelors degree in nursing.

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