Dear New Grad, Congratulations, you made it! It’s been a long, exhausting journey and you made it all the way to the finish line. You made it through early morning clinicals and nerve-wracking return demonstrations where your hands shook. You made it through dark times when you thought about quitting because there was no end in sight, just more tests and endless care plans. During the last few years, you likely made it through many personal challenges. For many of you, there were financial hardships, health problems, relationship issues, and pregnancies. Some of you through made it through even worse, such as the new nurse whose family did not support her career choice, and did not attend her graduation. Or the put-together looking young blond who shared that she lived out of her car her last semester. One thing for sure- you are smart, and you are determined. No one gets to put RN after their name unless they are determined. But here’s something you don’t know- we older nurses look at you with admiration. We love your passion and compassion. You are idealistic and excited. You may think you’ll never be as calm and competent as we are, but […]
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Did You Know?: The ten largest healthcare occupations represent 5.5 percent of national employment.
Forty-two percent of employment in healthcare occupations are related to nursing, including nursing assistants. Employment for registered nurses was nearly 2.7 million in May 2014, making it one of the largest occupations in the nation. The annual average wage for nurses was nearly $70,000. The top 10 percent of nurses earned $98,880 per year or more. Among the ten largest healthcare occupations, the top paying was physicians and surgeons, all other, with annual average wages of $189,760.-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics