Have you ever thought about nursing as a second career? Although you may be in a different field, do your inner thoughts push you towards choosing a career making a difference in peoplesâ€™ lives? Do these thoughts remind you of your nursing dreams? Well, if nursing is calling you, maybe itâ€™s time to listen. Itâ€™s never too late to become a nurse.Your work experience can help you be a better nurse.
No matter what your previous career, the experience youâ€™ve already gained in the workplace may help you succeed in nursing. In fact, second career nurses often do better in school than first career nurses. Having the skills of a seasoned worker is a huge asset. A solid foundation of communication skills, confidence and ability to handle workplace stress can give you a significant head start.
â€œIf you want to be an amazing nurse even at age 40, itâ€™s entirely possible with Galen.â€Â
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Age can actually be an advantage.
Life experience is a big plus. Starting a career at an older age gives you room to apply life experiences to your work. Youâ€™ve had years to gain wisdom, and a better understanding of what patients may be going through at different stages of their lives which can result in a better patient-caregiver connection.
Galen offers you the flexibility you need, with many different pathways to becoming a nurse.
At Galen College of Nursing, you can choose a path that best fits your needs to get into the rewarding field of nursing. And classes start 4 times a year so you can start when you are ready.
- The most direct path is our 3-Year BSN and accelerated BSN program. If you can devote three years to getting your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree â€“ the preferred degree for employment at most hospitals â€“ our three-year BSN program is for you. It allows you to achieve your goal in one, streamlined 36-month program. And, if you already have a degree or college credit, you could complete your BSN in as few as 2 years.
- Our ADN Program can help you become a working nurse faster. If youâ€™d rather not wait three years to start your nursing career, this path allows you to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing and start working as a Registered Nurse in as soon as 24 months by preparing you to sit for you NCLEX RN exam. After that, you can pursue your BSN online when youâ€™re ready.
- Need to start working, and earning, even sooner? Through our Practical Nursing Program, you can become an LPN and start working in just 12 months. Then, through our LPN-to-ADN Bridge Program, youâ€™ll be ready to take your exam to become a Registered Nurse for more earning potential. Finally, when youâ€™re ready, you can pursue your BSN online in our RN-to-BSN Online Program.
Â This is the perfect time to pursue nursing.
Nurses are in higher demand than ever. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a need for more than 1.2 million new and replacement registered nurses by 2020. So there are lots of opportunities out there for good nurses. Theyâ€™re needed in many settings, including hospitals, doctorsâ€™ offices, long-term care facilities, schools, offices and more.
At Galen, your new career as a nurse may be closer than you think.
No matter what you are doing, you owe it to yourself to explore the possibilities of a fulfilling career as a nurse. With all the options and support available at Galen College of Nursing attaining your degree is right at your fingertips.
Visit us online, or give us a call at 877-223-7040.Â You may discover you were meant to be a nurse! Â