Why pursue a degree in this field? Why become a nurse?
Nursing is a career filled with endless personal and professional rewards. If you choose to major in nursing at LaGrange, you are choosing to spend your life helping others, using skills that blend scientific knowledge with compassion and caring. There are few professions that offer such a rewarding combination of high tech and high touch.

How do I know that Nursing is for me?

Take a personal inventory. Ask yourself: Am I a caring individual who appreciates independent thinking; someone who strives for excellence and is committed to supporting the health of individuals and society?

You might also ask yourself if you've got the dedication needed to be a lifelong nurse. The LaGrange Nursing program establishes in you a sound foundation for the practice of nursing, for the pursuit of advanced degrees and certifications and continuous goal setting, both personal and professional.

The nursing program is Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road, N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga 30326.  Marsal Stoll, EdD, RN Chief Executive Officer.   404-975-5000

Meet nursing majors:

Rose Noel
Rose Noel
In high school Rose Noel wanted to be a pediatrician, but she now has her heart set on becoming a pediatric nurse so she can more involved in the daily direct care of patients. 
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Hannah Lancaster
Because every LaGrange College Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate in the past four years has passed the national licensing exam on the first try—a feat almost unheard of at colleges and universities—this year's class had an intense motivation to succeed, says Hannah Reeves Lancaster '13.
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Nursing is Service

Professors Jane Pauley and Anna Odom share their personal nursing stories and suggest ways that everyone can serve.

What about careers?

Today, there is a significant nursing shortage, and statistics show that the need for nurses in years to come will only become greater. Here's why:
Because advances in health care are helping people live longer, there are more elderly people who need care.

The number of people who are sicker and in need of more skilled nurses is growing.

More nurses are needed outside of the hospital setting.

The current nursing workforce is aging. As more nurses retire (many are expected to retire over the next 10-15 years), more will be needed to replace them.

Nurses, particularly those with a BSN, are almost guaranteed jobs right out of college and can be assured of a secure career well into the future.