Why Is Becoming a Nurse Important?

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The demand for nurses is at an all-time high, and the need doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects registered nurse employment to grow 7% from 2019 to 2029, which is faster than the average for all occupations. So if you’re thinking about becoming a nurse, now’s the time to do it.

Nursing Shortage

Our country’s need for nurses is nothing new. Everyone from health care providers to legislators to media outlets has been talking about the nursing deficit for years. According to a United States Registered Nurse Workforce Report Card and Shortage Forecast, the nursing shortage will continue to spread across the country through 2030. While the nursing shortage varies by state, the South and West regions of the country will have higher shortage ratios than those in the Northeast and Midwest.

Job Satisfaction

Nursing is one of today’s most trusted, diverse, secure, and well-paying professions. While these are all great career aspects, the key to nursing job satisfaction is having a true passion for helping others. You have to be willing to choose selflessness over self-preservation. Therefore, it’s unlikely you’ll ever hear a nurse say they entered the profession for the money or job security.

If you’re serious about becoming a nurse and making a critical impact on our nation’s health care system, complete our online form to have an admissions representative contact you.

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