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Schools offering Nursing in Pennsylvania

The health services industry is a major employer in the Keystone State. Out of about 5.5 million workers in all jobs in 2010, more than half a million were in health care practitioner and technical positions or health care support occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Both campus-based and online nursing schools in Pennsylvania provide tomorrow's registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses with the training they need to seek jobs in the expanding health care field.

Career prospects for Pennsylvania nurses

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 15.4 percent of state residents were 65 years old or above, compared to the U.S. average of 12.9 percent--and this could imply a continuing demand for health care. Pennsylvania's Center for Workforce Information and Analysis projects that RN positions should increase by 16 percent between 2008 and 2018.

The BLS estimates that Pennsylvania nursing salaries rose from 2009 to 2010. RNs took home a 2010 mean yearly wage of $65,070, higher than the 2009 rate of $63,600. LPNs and LVNs in the state earned $42,250 in 2010, which was an increase over the 2009 figure of $41,300. Pay for Pennsylvania LPNs and LVNs in 2010 was higher than the U.S. rate of $41,360 for these professionals, and nearly even with the state's mean annual wage for all occupations, which was $43,050 as of May 2010.

Training at online nursing schools in Pennsylvania

Attending Pennsylvania nursing schools online offers flexibility because the non-synchronous format common in distance learning programs allows students to do coursework wherever and whenever it's convenient. This can help make nursing school a reality for those who otherwise couldn't attend, such as those maintaining full-time jobs or living in remote communities. One should keep in mind, however, that nursing is a hands-on profession, so students at Pennsylvania nursing schools online can expect to complete some face-to-face lab or clinical training on campus or through a participating teaching hospital or medical center.

Nursing Schools in Pennsylvania

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Pennsylvania

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