Carson-Newman University is here to support and equip those who are feeling called to join the mission of health care. With 2020 being recognized as the “Year of the Nurse” by the World Health Organization, nurses are foundational to improving lives in their communities and beyond.
“Why do you want to be a nurse practitioner?” is a question many nurses hear and consider before taking the next step in their career. Each answer is personal and an important part of your professional journey.
There are more than 100 professional nursing roles in the United States, ranging from school nurses to cardiac care nurses. The demand for nurses is also steadily growing. By 2026, there may be more than 438,000 new nursing jobs available.
National Nurses Week history spans decades, with many individuals and organizations involved in the success of this annual event. Nurses Week is a widespread celebration where we, as a society, honor the tremendous contributions that nurses make to countless lives.