Training, Qualifications and Advancement
Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a bachelor’s degree in nursing, an associate’s degree in nursing, or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.
Change, 2014-24; 16% or 439,300
$67,490 per year; $32.45 per hour
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