The setup and makeup of the global workforce continues to change as major shifts in the world’s economic and political environments take place. This high volatility triggered higher competitiveness and raised expectations in almost every field. If you want to build your career and be a recognized player in the war for talent, you have to make sure you’re equipped with more than above average skills and qualifications that will make you stand out from the rest of crowd.
One of the most in-demand professions in today’s challenging business environment is nursing. Experts estimate there will be more than 581,500 nursing positions open for candidates by 2018. The healthcare industry needs more nurses than ever, due to the increasingly aging population and the demand across the world for more quality healthcare services. If you’re one of those who want to respond urgently to this need and take advantage of the growing career opportunities, it would be helpful to check if signing up for accelerated nursing programs can help you gain the training and expertise you need fast.
How accelerated is it?
Compared to regular bachelor’s degree programs that could take a minimum of two to four years to finish, an accelerated nursing course can be completed in as little as 11 months, granted that you already have gained the prerequisites.
How is that possible?
The 1 year accelerated nursing programs and similar accelerated curricula make it possible for students to earn their certifications at almost half the normal time because of the way they were designed. Classes are full-time and year-round (meaning you won’t be taking breaks like regular students do). The curriculum is highly intensive and concentrated so that theory and practical studies can all be accommodated within the short time frame.
Why should I take it?
There are various reasons why an increasing number of people are choosing to take accelerated nursing courses. Some may feel that it’s the most realistic way for them to get the qualifications they need without waiting too long. Some are already practicing professionals who want to enhance their capabilities, so they sign up for RN to BSN programs that are within the accelerated curriculum as well. Most courses can be taken online, which is a practical and convenient platform for anyone with a busy schedule.
Is it advisable for me to take an accelerated program?
It’s not for everyone. The pacing and schedule of classes will be understandably rigorous, although leading institutions have programs that help students look for options that will make coursework more manageable. If you have career and family responsibilities, you have to ensure you have plotted the right strategy that will allow you to manage your time wisely.
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