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With the educational foundation necessary to succeed, Worcester State University nursing graduates assume leadership roles throughout Massachusetts and beyond, actively shaping the health care of tomorrow. Our graduates are making a difference in a variety of health-care settings, including hospitals, public-health agencies, schools, long-term care facilities, visiting nurse associations, and mental health agencies.
Recently, they were among the 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates who said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment and the 91% who reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. After all, 100% of the 2016 graduating class of nursing students passed the NCLEX exam. A bachelor’s degree in nursing enables you to earn a median annual salary of over $68,000.
Shannen Curtin applied to her position at the Mayo Clinic after attending the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses her senior year. There, she met a Mayo Clinic recruiter. She chose the thoracic care unit because she loved working in fast-paced environments and wanted to have a valuable learning experience. “I’m currently being trained on things I’ve already learned at Worcester State, which is a real advantage, to be a new grad and already know how to do stuff,” she says.
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