What's a Registered Nurse?
Bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or nursing diploma
Projected Job Growth (2012-2022)
Median Salary (2014)
Reasons to be a RN:
1. There is great demand for nurses at present and this demand is projected to rise by 2020, by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The job opportunities in this career field will be astounding for the right candidates.
2. Nurses make excellent wages
Nurses make excellent wages; an average registered nurse makes more than $52,000 a year and more experienced and specialized nurses make over $72,000.
3. A nurse can work in different kinds of establishments
different kinds of establishments, each offering unique work environments. For example, a nurse can work in hospitals, schools, home care facilities, government agencies, and so on.
4. Nurses can work in flexible schedules
flexible schedules, and take up shifts as desired. Shifts are between 4 to 12 hours a day, and a nurse can opt for the best shifts to accommodate other side jobs or education opportunities.
5. As a nurse, you get the opportunity to interact with patients, medical staff, doctors and administrators every day. This gives you the opportunity to learn from other careers and add to your knowledge base, while sharpening your interpersonal skills.
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
$$ to complete the career:
-Two-year colleges might charge about $75 per nursing credit, while private universities might charge up to $500 per credit. For a four-year program, the difference between public school nursing tuition and private school nursing tuition can be as much as $75,000.
- Medical textbooks may cost between $1,000 to $3,000, which is higher than the cost of books in many other disciplines. Uniforms and work shoes typically cost between $150 and $300. Lab fees for nursing school (about $1,700 per term) are often higher than they are for other programs because of the cost of specialized supplies and equipment. And be sure to inquire about any additional registration, acceptance, or enrollment fees for nursing school, which can range from $75 to $600. Depending on the school, these fees may be credited toward your nursing tuition.
-Texas A&M University Corpus Christi website