Contrary to popular belief, nurses are not just there to change the sheets, clean-up after the patients and dress wounds. A career in nursing will give you the opportunity to develop skills that could save the lives of others. The nursing profession has been seen as a truly noble profession and the type of job that not only require certain qualifications but a lot of smarts and the ability to be proactive whenever the occasion calls for it. Nursing is usually thought of as profession for females but there are a lot of competent male nurses out there, who do a very wonderful job.
The nursing profession is also quite stressful, then again which job isnt? The average salary a nurse earns usually depends on the following:
Type of nursing profession
The hospital or Organization that he or she is working for
The truth is, in the United States nurses are in high demand because there is a shortage of nurses all over the world.
Please Note: There are nursing specialties that pay by the hour.
Types of Nurses and the Average Salary They Earn:
The average salary of a Registered Nurse in the United States is about $41,642 per year. About half of Registered Nurses in the United States usually earn from between $38, 792 and about $44,869. Nurses (about 67 percent) are employed in inpatient and outpatient environments. 32 percent of nurses are employed in the following settings:
Home health care agencies
Temporary help agencies (“Temp Agencies)
I.Average salary of Registered Nurse with three years experience will earn about $47,110 per year.
II.A staff Registered with three years experience will earn about $44,200 per year.
III.A nurse who has a Masters Degree with three years experience is expected to earn $59,600
Yes, nurses have specialized practices too, there are cardiovascular nurses all the way to forensic nurses (doesntt seem like a girly profession now, or does it?). Below is a list of nursing specialties and the average salaries earned by nurses who specializes in any one of these nursing fields; however the salaries depends on the organization the nurse works for:
Military Nurse Earns from $57,335 to $120,000 per year
Acute Care Nurse $73,141 to $84,675
Neonatal Nurse $61,170 to $71,010
Adult Nurse $76,841 to $82,988
Cardiovascular Nurse $75,780 to $84,902
Psychiatric Nurse $55,864 to $67,890
Surgical Nurse $34,596 to $54,663
Pediatric Nurse $54,325 to $65,292
School Nurse $34,596 to $54,663
The nursing profession is definitely more than just making good money, you will also have the opportunity to save lives as well. Because of the nursing shortage, you will be at a great advantage because there are lots of hospitals that are offering incentive programs to all prospective nurses, incentive programs which include:
Day care for nurses who have children
Tuition loan reimbursement
Assistance for housing.