The baccalaureate Nursing Program at Plymouth State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
Nursing is one of the fastest-growing professions in America. Since the 1990s there has been increasing concern about the nursing shortage. Most recent statistics from Dec 2009, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate that 518,500 new RN positions will be created by the year 2018 increasing the nursing shortage to over 800,000 nursing positions.* In 2008, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) indicated that Nursing programs turned away nearly 50,000 qualified applicants.**
New Hampshire and Nursing
According to the New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau, Registered nurses are among the “top of the list of occupations with the most projected openings.” As of 2010 there were 613 openings annually in New Hampshire with a 31% increase projected over the 10-year period between 2006 and 2016. With 12,489 nurses employed in NH, that represents an additional 4000 nurses needed by 2016.#