Many transitioning RNs choose nursing administration
A career in nursing administration can be tremendously rewarding, and with an increased demand for nursing administrators in hospitals, laboratories and other health-care facilities, job opportunities are expected to be excellent for registered nurses looking to make the next step in their careers.
Employers in some parts of the country and in some employment settings are reporting difficulty in attracting and keeping enough registered nurses, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In response to the increased number of turnovers, employers are attracting and keeping registered nurses by offering administrative promotions, better work schedules and more exciting employment benefits.
Nursing students find job surplus
When a class of seniors graduates, the important question is “Do you have a job yet?” For nursing students, the answer is usually a resounding “Yes.” A national nursing shortage, paired with an ever-expanding field, gives University of Memphis nursing graduates a positive outlook on the job market, whereas other majors and students are concerned.
The Loewenberg School of Nursing at the U of M offers several degree programs for undergraduates, including a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing for undergraduates and a BSN option for those who are already registered nurses.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Sheila Hall talked about how these students are prepared for a variety of jobs and will be able to succeed in many different places, such as hospitals, mental health institutions and pediatric care facilities.
Health Care Jobs Will Remain Abundant Throughout Rest of Decade
Every year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the top 100 jobs in several industries. For 2013, six of the top 10 are jobs in health care.
The magazine uses a number of factors to rank jobs, including employment rate, median salary, growth volume and work-life balance. Along with technology jobs, health care jobs stand out from the crowd by offering the right mix of those variables.
As the report noted in its rankings, and official government statistics confirm, graduates with health care degrees are having an easier time finding employment than much of the rest of the population.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), health care occupations make up two of the top three occupations with the most expected job growth through the end of this decade. Health care support occupations will rise by nearly 3.5 million between 2010 and 2020, while practitioners and technical jobs within health care will grow by 26 percent over the same time period.
Originally posted 2013-05-02 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter