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Questionable for entering a recession, nobody knows what will happen to our economy. The stocks are constantly rising and dropping. People go to work each day wondering if they will even go home with a job. “According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing field is expected to grow by 22 percent through 2010, a pace that is much faster than the average for all professions”.
“The U.S. Department of Labor projects an increased need of 21% for nurses nationwide for the decade 1998-2008 as compared to only 14% for all other occupations. As a result, a Registered Nurse shortage of about 6% in the year 2000 is expected to reach 29% by 2020. Factors contributing to the demand for RNs include an expected increase of 18% in the general population, the aging of the “baby boomer” generation, and medical advances requiring skilled nursing care. “ http://nursingphd.org/articles/shortage.php
Did you know that by the year 2020, there will be an estimated shortage of 800,000 nurses? With the world population living longer and needing more care, the healthcare field is one of the best places to get a job, and will likely stay that way for many years to come.
A: “While all types of nurses will experience a demand for their expertise, there will be a need for some specializations more than others. Among them is a nursing specialty that concerns the life-or-death decisions of patient care: critical care nursing”. http://www.rncentral.com/nursinglibrary/Critical_Care_Nursing_Is_In_High_Demand
According to… - a person formally educated and trained in the care of the sick or infirm. Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. says…
The Game Plan Plan B – Get a bachelor’s degree (BSN) and become an RN, without taking the state test each year. Plan A – Get an associate’s degree (ADN) and become an RN, taking the state test each year.
The Game Plan Plan C – Work Based Learning Some hospitals offer the convenience of work based learning. If you work at a hospital for a year, they will give you the opportunity to work there while completing an internship. The hospital pays for everything!
Nurses are one of the few careers with flexible schedules. You can choose which hours you’d prefer to work. They are also flexible with locations whether it’s in the big hospital or in a small doctor’s office. Most of all, there is flexibility within the career itself. There are so many different types of nurses that you can switch to different departments if you are wanting something new. For a shorter amount of school, opposed to doctors, they make very good livings.
MAJOR BENEFIT: Nurses make good money compared to other professions.
With a demand higher than ever, nursing is a great area to pursue a career in. Today’s economy has opened many doors to great opportunities. Although nursing has its ups and downs, the benefits are enduring.