Registered Nurses are in short supply throughout the United States. Faster than average job growth for registered nurses is projected by the U.S. Department of Labor through 2016.
New jobs in outpatient care facilities are expected. RNs are projected to generate about 587,000 new jobs over the 2006-16 period, one of the largest numbers among all occupations. Overall they are in high demand, and that will not change for some time. Job opportunities are expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment setting. Many more men are being attracted to the job security and high pay offered by nursing.
Registered Nurses have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives; they treat and educate patients about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patientsâ€™ family members.