Why choose a career in nursing?

Nursing is one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States. Shawnee State has a long-tradition of excellence in nursing education.

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Nurses are in demand and can begin a career with a two-year degree.

The demand for nurses is greater today than ever – and nurses have always been in demand. You could be just two years away from starting a high-paying and rewarding career. 

Nurses make a difference in a surprising number of ways.

Nurses save lives every day. They specialize in diverse areas, from preventive care to emergency services. They also use their knowledge and expertise to advance all areas of healthcare daily.

Technology is expanding career paths for nurses.

Nurses are on the front lines of applying the latest advancements in technology. From smart beds to monitoring equipment, these advances are helping nurses and patients. They are also providing new areas of specialty for nurses including biomedicine, robotics, electronic medical records, data analytics and telehealth applications.  

Scholarships are available to get you started – or keep you going.

Shawnee State offers scholarships to help future nurses and professionals advancing their degrees.

The SSU Choose Ohio First Nursing Scholarship program awards scholarships valued at $1500 up to full-tuition.

Shawnee State’s robust merit-based scholarship program makes college possible.

Many employers, including Southern Ohio Medical Center, offer tuition reimbursement for qualifying employees, too.

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