Nursing Career Trends for 2017

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Nursing Career Trends for 2014

General Nursing Statistics

RN: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm

  • According to the BLS, there are nearly 2.7 million registered nurses in the U.S.
  • Mean hourly wage: $33.13
  • Mean annual wage: $68,910

LVN: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm

  • 705,200 employed
  • Mean hourly wage: $20.63
  • Mean annual wage: $42,910

Nurse Practitioner: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291171.htm

  • 113,370 employed
  • Mean hourly: $45.71
  • Mean annual: $95,070

Nursing Assistant: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes311014.htm

  • 1,427,830 employed
  • Mean hourly: $12.51
  • Mean annual: $26,020

Nurse Anesthetists: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291151.htm

  • 35,430 employed
  • Mean hourly: $75.81
  • Mean annual: $157,690

Salary Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm)

  • Top 10%: $46.31 an hour – $96,320 a year
  • Bottom 10%: $21.94 an hour – $45,630 a year

Employment by Industry (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm)

  • General Hospitals: 1,553,080 (29.64% of the hospital workforce)
  • Doctor’s Offices: 178,810
  • Home Health: 166,910
  • Specialty Hospitals: 54,650 (22.84% of hospital workforce)
  • Outpatient Care Centers: 102,410 (15.24% of workforce)

Highest Paying States (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm)

  • California: $46.62 an hour – $96,980 a year
  • Hawaii: $41.05 an hour – $85,380 a year
  • Massachusetts: $40.25 an hour – $83,720 a year
  • Alaska: $40.21 an hour – $83,640 a year
  • Oregon – $38.67 an hour – $80,440 a year

Lowest Paying States (http://data.bls.gov/oes/search.jsp?data_tool=OES, search one occupation for multiple geo areas…all data on http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm#st but not easy to read)

  • South Dakota: $25.51 an hour –  $53,050 a year
  • Iowa: $25.73 an hour –  $53,520 a year
  • West Virginia: $26.56 an hour –  $55,240 a year
  • Alabama: $26.86 an hour –  $55,870 a year
  • North Dakota: $26.94 an hour –  $56,030 a year

States with Most Nurses (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm)

  • California: 252,940
  • Texas: 190,090
  • New York: 169,820
  • Florida: 162,530
  • Pennsylvania: 124,750

Job Growth

Nursing jobs are projected to grow by 19% from 2012 to 2022 (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-1), but recent studies show that may not be the case for all nursing professions (http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobtrends/trend/q-licensed+practical+nurse%2Ctravel+nurse%2Cregistered+nurse%2Cnurse+practitioner%2Cnursing+assistant):

  • Registered nurse jobs increased 17%
  • Licensed practical nurse jobs decreased 30%
  • Certified medical assistant jobs decreased 8%
  • Nurse practitioner jobs decreased 21%
  • Travel nurse jobs decreased 8%

Work Environment (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-3)

  • Hospitals: 61%
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities: 7%
  • Doctor’s Offices: 7%
  • Home Health Care Services: 6%
  • Government Agencies: 6%

Demographics

Minority Nurses (http://www.minoritynurse.com/minority-nursing-statistics – I think they got that info from this resource: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/rnsurveys/rnsurveyfinal.pdf)

This is for RNs. Look at the other chart in the link if you want LPNs

  • 9.9% African American
  • 8.3% Asian
  • 4.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.3% American Indian/Alaska Native
  • 0.4% Multiple Races

Active Nursing Licenses (https://www.ncsbn.org/14_2012_2013_NCLEXExamStats_vol61.pdf pg 21)

  • RN: 4.2 million
  • LPN: 1.0 million
  • Newly licensed RNs: 281,063
  • Newly licensed LPN: 68,728

NCLEX Pass Rates for RNs in 2014 (https://www.ncsbn.org/Table_of_Pass_Rates_2014.pdf)

  • Diploma: 87.88% passed out of 594 test takers
  • Bachelor’s Degree: 87.96% passed out of 16,370
  • Associate’s Degree: 82.09% passed out of 21,304

Number of Nursing Degrees in US (http://www.nln.org/researchgrants/slides/pdf/AS1112_T02.pdf)

  • Diploma: 59
  • Certificate of Practical Nursing: 1297
  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing: 1084
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing:  696
  • Bachelor of Science in Registered Nursing: 664
  • Master of Science in Nursing: 504
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice: 447

States with Most Nursing Degrees (http://www.nln.org/researchgrants/slides/pdf/AS1112_T02.pdf)

  • California: 366
  • New York: 271
  • Florida: 264
  • Texas: 255
  • Pennsylvania: 250

Top 5 Nursing Schools

William Carey University

  • NCLEX Pass Rate: 82%
  • Total Annual Cost: $18,683
  • Degrees: BSN, MSN, DNP

Lakeview College of Nursing

  • NCLEX Pass Rate: 92%
  • Total Annual Cost: $18,553
  • Degrees: Certificate, BSN, MSN

University of Central Arkansas

  • NCLEX Pass Rate: 90%
  • Total Annual Cost: $17,073
  • Degrees: BSN, MSN, DNP

University of Delaware

  • NCLEX Pass Rate: 88%
  • Total Annual Cost: $27,747
  • Degrees: BSN, MSN, DNP