Nursing School Guide
The Ultimate Guide to Finding a Nursing School
Start a Career in Today's Hottest NURSING INDUSTRIES
  • Nursing
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Vocational Nursing (LVN)
  • Certified Nurse
  • R.N. to B.S.N.

As baby boomers increase in age, there is a greater demand for health care, making nursing one of the best careers to get into. To become a nurse, you must at least have an associate degree in nursing and pass the state board exam. For those wishing to become more marketable, advanced nursing training and nursing degrees that span all the way to a doctorate in nursing are available. Those with top-notch nursing skills and nursing degrees are likely to be among the first to get the best and most in-demand jobs.

  • Within the next 10-15 years there will be an estimated shortage of 800,000 nurses (according to a 2002 study by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration).
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that nursing will grow much faster than the average for all other occupations by 2014.
  • The average salary for RNs, holding 2.4 million jobs, was $52,330 in May 2004, according to the BLS.
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