Nursing and Allied Health Department
Pat Hendrix, Interim Director
of Nursing & Allied Health (931) 393-1628
Allison Barton, Secretary III
Nursing and Allied Health
If you are interested in pursuing a career in nursing or allied health...
Motlow College is the place to get started. The 2010-11 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) points out that, "As one of the largest industries in 2008, healthcare provided 14.3 million jobs for wage and salary workers."1 And that ,"ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are healthcare related."1 The OOH further predicts that, "healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the elderly population."1 And that, "most workers have jobs that require less than 4 years of college education..."1
For nursing the OOH predicts that "overall job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent...employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations."2
Not only is nursing one of the fastest growing career segments in the nation, but also one of the highest paid. With respect to nationwide wages of nursing professionals, the OOH also states that, "median annual wages of registered nurses were $62,450 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $51,640 and $76,570. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $43,410, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $92,240."2
If you have the desire and motivation to become a nursing professional, Motlow has the just the program for you. The Motlow College Nursing Program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing (TBON) and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC).
Just a few reasons why you too should choose Motlow College for your nursing degree...
- Highly qualified, experienced faculty dedicated to promoting student success
- Curriculum designed to prepare graduates to work in today's health care industry
- Excellent reputation in the community for the quality of the graduates it produces each year
- Comprehensive student support services provided by nursing and college personnel
- Consistently high state licensing pass rates - 98.5% for Motlow graduates compared to a national rate of 87.4% in 2010
- Consistently high job placement rates: 95% - 100% job placement rates since 2005
Other Allied Health studies available to Motlow College students include:
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, Healthcare, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm (visited April 18, 2012 ).
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm (visited April 13, 2011).