Georgetown, George Washington University, Howard University are just a few of the major university nursing programs in the small DC area. No rural nursing here, just wide open metropolitan area and a demand for well-educated nurses.
According to reports the nursing shortage in the DC area is specialty specific and centered on critical and emergency care nurses. Remember that this is a region highly trafficked by outsiders and nursing jobs could be very competitive.
Best advice: Check out the accredited campus nursing programs in DC below. Most are major universities and offer great educations for Baccalaureate and Masters level nurses.
Available jobs in the DC area may be limited, but the surrounding area—Alexandria, Fredericksburg, even Baltimore-- is chock full of bustling hospitals, clinics, surgical centers and much more.
The District of Columbia Board of Nursing regulates the nursing business including:
The District of Columbia Nurses Association is THE leading area organization committed to uniting all nurses. The organization aggressively advocates for professional nurses. Members are privy to continuing education courses, job postings, conferences, educational events, and more.
The DC Loan Repayment Program is designed to attract primary caregivers to medically underserved facilities in return for student loan repayment. Qualified nursing professionals include: RNs, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives. Total possible remuneration is $66,000.
Other possible sources for nursing loan assistance may be: