Over many years, the nursing field has advanced as a profession. Its foundation in evidence-based care began two centuries ago in Italy during the Crimean War with Florence Nightingale, a nurse who took note that cleanliness and hygiene helped prevent infection.
ScrubsMag.com, compiled a list of the top 10 locations for nurses to live and work in 2018. They include San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, New York City and more. Reflecting the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, the top states with the highest job availability and salary for registered nurses are:
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 considering an online RNBSN program.
As 2018 draws near, now is a good time to look ahead and assess your career prospects and potential.
With the rise of distance learning, college course work is at present more accessible than ever before. Students in remote locations can become part of classrooms halfway around the globe; others can complete continuing education or new degree paths following a full day's work.