So, We Nurses Aren't Going Away

Apparently we’re here to stay? Huh? (do you sense the heavy sarcasm)
Not sure how I feel about their description though.
Needless to say, yes we are here to stay.

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Jobs That Aren’t Going Away

Everyone’s heard about outsourcing and job cuts. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that while the economy is changing and employment patterns are evolving, there are some bedrock institutions – and jobs – that aren’t going away.

Just take a look around and you’ll see examples of jobs that are here to stay, at least in some capacity. Almost every community, big or small, has a medical office, a law firm, a school, a police department, a drugstore and other “bedrocks” that provide employment.

Career #6 – Registered Nurse (RN)

People need to physically visit their health care providers – or have their health care providers come to them – in order to get the care they need, which makes nurses essential to local communities.

Job Forecast: Many employers are currently reporting difficulty in hiring enough RNs to handle their current workload, and more jobs will become available as the numbers of our elderly continue to grow. According to the Department of Labor, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018.

Training: To become a registered nurse, you’ll need a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. You’ll also need to complete a national licensing examination in order to obtain a nursing license.

Pay: Registered nurses have an average annual salary of $62,450. Nurses working in hospitals generally have higher salaries than those employed in nursing care facilities. The top ten percent of registered nurses average at about $92,240 per year.




5 thoughts on “So, We Nurses Aren't Going Away

  1. just wondering what the rationale is for nurses not getting paid as much in nursing care facilities which i assume you to me is long term care? Do you have any rational explanation for this?When as nurse is delivering patient care why would the type of patient the nurse is delivering care to make a difference in the salary?here is an explanation of how salary is determined through the union agreements in Canada. All nurses make the same amount of money and it doesn’t matter where they work.Stop by my site anytime – would love to have your take on the nursing shortage in the US.

  2. So glad you commented on my blog so that I could find yours! I have a deep appreciation for the nursing profession and am glad that it’s continuing to grow. Looking forward to continuing to read more!

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