Nurses participate in assisting with health promotion, disease prevention, care provision to those who are coping with illness. Nurses also provide management and leadership in a wide range of settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing (RN) is one of the top occupations with increasing growth and demand.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Registered Nursing (RN) among the top occupations for job growth. By 2024, RN job availability nationwide is projected to be greater than 1 million (www.bls.gov). The Texas Department of State Health Service predicts a 54% increase in the demand for registered nurses by 2030.
Job Market Earnings
The average salary for Registered Nurses is $73,550 - The range is $48,690 - $104,100. (www.bls.gov).
Certifications in many specialty areas are available to BSNs in the areas such as Critical Care, Emergency, Maternal/Child nursing and more. A master's degree in nursing is required to teach nursing, while a doctoral degree is preferred. Advance Practice nurses are required to have a master's or doctoral degree.