Wesleyan College to Host Nursing Information Session, Thursday, February 27th

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Georgia is expected to have the sixth worst nursing shortfall in the country by 2030. The BLS projects that the demand for registered nurses in Georgia will reach an estimated 101,000 in little more than a decade while the supply is expected to be only 98,800. In addition, Georgia will need 10,000 more licensed practical nurses than it can supply by 2030. Furthermore, a 2017 National Center for Health Workforce Analysis report estimates that by 2030 the number of registered nurses needed in the United States will skyrocket by 28.4% from 2.8 million to 3.6 million.

Because approximately sixty percent of registered nurses in Georgia are over fifty years of age, recently graduated nurses will be needed to fill positions left vacant as these nurses retire. Those registered nurses with four-year BSN degrees are more likely than those without to hold supervisor positions and earn higher salaries.

Wesleyan is graduating high-caliber, patient-centered, critical-thinking nurses who will help transform healthcare throughout our community and state. The overall NCLEX passage rate for Wesleyan students far exceeds the national average of 87% and a large percentage of Wesleyan’s BSN graduates have received job offers by the time they took their NCLEX exam.

Join us for a Nursing Information Session in the Munroe Science Center, Thursday, February 27, 2020, from 11:15AM to see first-hand what Wesleyan offers BSN students.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Wesleyan College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.