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Healthcare is one of the three largest industries in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The metropolitan area is home to 1,660 registered nurses (RNs), 500 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), 730 certified nursing assistants (CNAs), and 50 certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). Johnstown is also home to one of the top accredited nursing schools in the region: the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The Pitt-Johnstown Nursing and Health Sciences Division offers a top-ranked bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and an RN-to-BSN bridge program.

Johnson City, Tennessee, is home to 2,700 registered nurses (RNs), 1,120 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 1,560 certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Many of these healthcare professionals earned their diploma, certificate, or degree at a local college or university. The metropolitan area has several options, including East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Milligan College, and Tennessee College of Applied Technology’s Elizabethton campus.

The state of New York is home to more than 330,000 nurses working across a broad range of roles. Registered nurses (RNs) make up the largest population of nurses in the state, with 172,000 licensed professionals. The state’s 98,500 certified nursing assistants (CNAs) comprise the second-largest group of nurses. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) make up the third-largest nursing profession, with 47,380 licensed practitioners. Nurses are plentiful in all metropolitan areas across the state, even in smaller cities like Jamestown.

The Huntington-Ashland metropolitan area is home to more than 8,000 nursing professionals. Most nurses in this metro area earned their degree or certificate at a local college or university. The region is full of top-notch nursing schools, including Kentucky Christian University, St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Marshall University, Ohio University Southern, and Ashland Community & Technical College. Collectively, these schools offer nursing programs at all degree and certificate levels.

The Houma-Thibodaux metropolitan area of Louisiana has its fair share of nursing professionals. They work in roles ranging from certified nursing assistant (CNA) to certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). Many of these professionals earned their degree or certificate at a local school, such as Nicholls State University or Fletcher Technical Community College.

The Hickory, North Carolina, metropolitan area – locally dubbed the “Unifour” – is home to more than 7,000 nursing professionals. Some of the most common roles are registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN), and certified nursing assistant (CNA). Most nurses in Hickory earned their degree or diploma at a local college or university. The region is flush with top nursing schools, including Lenoir-Rhyne University, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Catawba Valley Community College, and Western Piedmont Community College.

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