With layoffs looming and the economy slowing, many job seekers who want stability are turning to the health profession. The demand for nurses grows higher every year, with an aging nursing force retiring and not enough new nurses coming into the profession. Nurses are needed in public and private schools, hospitals, doctors offices, clinics, prison systems, psychiatric facilities, and many other areas.

A degree in registered private colleges with nursing program can open numerous doors. Registered nurses are paid well and can advance to even higher paying specialized professions such as that of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, which pays in the six figures.

Unfortunately, there are so many people who want to get into nursing school right now that it is creating a bottleneck of nursing students at many nursing schools. It can take several years to get into traditional four year nursing schools or into the two year associates degree programs offered by community colleges.