In the United States, more than 60% of licensed nurse practitioners chose to focus on family care (American Association of Nurse Practitioners). Family nurse practitioners serve as a lifeline for patients who have difficulty accessing care, offering cost-effective care.
It wasn’t that long ago that people attributed common illnesses to the malefic hands of witches and fairy folk, and as you might expect, treatments based on these beliefs left a great deal to be desired. Fortunately, medicine has evolved a great deal over the past century thanks in large part to evidence-based policy.
Nursing has become a field in demand and its upward curve shows no signs of slowing in the near future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, the nursing job growth rate from 2016 to 2026 is projected at 15%, which is more than double the average growth rate for all occupations.
When people think about healthcare, the first image that might enter their minds is one of a doctor treating patients in a hospital. But it is actually nurses who comprise the majority of the healthcare workforce, and a variety of nursing careers exist outside of traditional nursing environments.
The highest paying jobs in nursing during 2017 won't come as a surprise to those in the industry. Still, it's exciting to see the earnings potential for nurses and the opportunities available for those consindering an online RNBSN program.