The Crouse Hospital College of Nursing will welcome prospective students who want to learn more about pursuing a degree and an eventual career in nursing during two Open Houses planned for this fall on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Ave.
Faculty will be on hand to provide information and answer questions, and attendees will be able to tour the college, labs and dorms as well as speak with current and former students. Refreshments will be provided, and free parking is available in the Marley Education Center garage. More information can be obtained by calling 470-7481, but reservations are not required to attend the open house.
Nurses will be in demand for years to come. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur primarily because of technological advancements; an increased emphasis on preventative care; and the large, aging baby-boomer population who will demand more healthcare services as they live longer and more active lives. Nursing is also considered a highly regarded profession. A Gallup Poll several years ago announced that the public again voted nurses number one for "honesty and ethical standards” of various professions.