Find the Miami Nursing School That’s Right for You
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
by Rachel Borowski
Are you a caring and compassionate individual looking to start a career in nursing? Are you looking to be in the center of a buzzing, cultural city? Brown Mackie College — Miami is located in an exciting business community with plenty of access to entertainment and nationally-renowned healthcare facilities.
Whether you are already a resident of the exhilarating city of Miami, or are looking for a change of pace and some sunny, tropical weather, Brown Mackie College could be the right Miami nursing school for you.
Becoming a nurse can be a smart career decision.
According to the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, the unemployment rate for those who studied nursing is below 5 percent, while the national unemployment rate is currently above 7 percent. A recent report produced by Brown Mackie College states that nursing is the fourth-largest occupation in the United States and will continue to grow. The job growth rate for the field of nursing is 26 percent, which is much higher than the national average of 14 percent. Also, the nursing industry will continue to have a high demand for new nurses within the next decade. The majority of nurses in the United States are over the age of 40, and more than half of nurses surveyed over the age of 50 indicated an intention to retire by the year 2020. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 711,900 nursing jobs will be available by the same year.
Associate of Science in Nursing at Brown Mackie College — Miami
The Associate of Science in Nursing degree program blends general education with the sciences of biology, behavior, and nursing. You will learn nursing skills, trends in the nursing industry, and information about complex conditions in critical care, surgery, and the emergency room. Coursework will prepare you for entry-level caregiving in various settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health and more. Some courses you will be taking include:
- Foundations of Nursing
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Care of Older Adults
- Elements of Microbiology
You can complete the program in as little as 24 months, based on our ONE COURSE A MONTH® schedule. This unique and flexible schedule allows you to focus on one class at a time and fits in with your busy schedule, while still giving you the ability to finish the program within two years.
Why Brown Mackie College — Miami?
Brown Mackie College — Miami is near the heart of downtown Miami, Florida — the most populous metropolitan area in the Southeastern region of the United States. From your classroom, you have only a 15-minute drive to the sand and sun of Miami Beach and a five-minute drive to watch the Miami Heat play at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Public transportation is also easily accessible, with two conveniently-located Metromover stops and several bus lines running right next to the Brown Mackie College campus. Miami is bursting with nightlife and international culture, which will ensure that you always have something to do or somewhere to go. With trendy eateries and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts just down the street, you’ll be in the center of the action.
There are also job opportunities in the healthcare field in Miami. Nurses are in high demand throughout the country, and there are 74 hospitals and even more healthcare facilities in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale metropolitan area. Graduates have some of the most prestigious facilities in the country just around the corner. Of the 74 hospitals in the area, 13 are ranked in the “Best Regional Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and four have nationally-ranked specialties.
The Civic Center, also known as Miami’s Health District, has the second-largest concentration of hospitals, research facilities, and medical clinics in the nation. The area is a leader in biotechnology and is five minutes from both downtown Miami and the Brown Mackie College campus.
Economically, Miami is classified as an “alpha city” or a “global city,” meaning that it plays an important role in the global economy, serves as a headquarters for international corporations and contributes heavily to the regional, national, and global gross domestic product (GDP). The city is ranked 20th worldwide and 11th nationally in gross metropolitan product (GMP).
Aside from its exciting nature, healthy economy, and plethora of opportunities for individuals in the healthcare industry, Miami is also one of the most beautiful cities in the country. In 2008, Forbes Magazine named Miami “America’s Cleanest City” for its low levels of pollution, high quality of water and healthy ozone levels. Additionally, Miami’s skyline is considered third most impressive in the United States, only behind New York City and Chicago, with more than 50 skyscrapers standing over 400 feet.