As the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement age, the demand for nurses is expected to continue to rise. According to the National Council on Aging, 80 percent of older adults have at least one chronic medical condition that needs attention. From diabetes to heart disease, chronic health issues in older patients are common, and care administered by registered nurses (RNs) and practical nurses (PNs) will be required for all patients at some point in their medical care. Many are choosing to serve their communities and to capitalize on this trend by pursuing the education and training necessary to become a nurse. Fortis offers nursing programs to train both RNs and PNs to meet the demand. Programs vary by campus.
Job Environment for Nurses
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for nurses are projected to grow in long-term care facilities and outpatient centers over the next decade. The National Institute of Aging claims that most seniors prefer at-home care, which will create the demand for registered nurses who make home visits. No matter what the environment, nursing is a rewarding career that has a direct impact on the wellbeing of those around you.
Start Your Next Chapter
Are you ready to make a positive impact? Fortis offers an associate degree in nursing as well as practical nursing programs. As Fortis nursing graduates move up the career ladder, they can take advantage of articulation agreements with Denver College of Nursing (DCN). DCN offers 100% online programs for RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). If you are interested in starting your nursing career, you can schedule a tour at one of our campuses. Please visit the Nursing page on the website, or call (855) 436-7847 for more information. Get started today!