Choosing a career in nursing was an important decision. It is one that not simply affects you, as an individual, but many others as well. The long hours associated with a nursing program were daunting, but rest assured, all your hard work was extremely worth all the effort.
The intention of helping people is largely the reason most students pursue a nursing career. Where that is a noble goal, the demands placed on nursing students can sometimes make the efforts feel fruitless. The high demands of classes, tests, and clinicals, in the later stages of the program were overwhelming, but you overcame all of the obstacles and endured the stresses of nursing school Thankfully, nursing school graduates like you have a lot of options, so you can pursue your individual passion. Here are just a few of the many specialties you can choose from as a successful nursing graduate.
Generally, a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) requires general nursing experience of 2 years along with a BSN before you can be accepted into a Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Anesthesia Program (CRNA Program). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a nurse anesthetist in the US earns a median salary of $174,790 per year.
One of the fastest growing careers these days is a nurse practitioner. Growth in this specific nursing sector has gone up 25% in recent years. These individuals work directly alongside physicians and in certain areas, Nurse Practitioners are allowed to open up and practice out of their own offices independently. For a Nurse Practitioner, an RN license, and an MSN degree are required. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a nurse practitioner in the US earns a median salary of $109,820 per year.
If you are an individual that loves to travel, a Travel Nurse may an excellent option for you. These individuals are deployed when needed to a variety of medical facilities and hospitals that have a short term need for qualified nurses. An RN, BSN, and two years nursing experience is often required for a travel nurse and rest assured, you will be needed in a range of different areas as this sector has shown growth of 20% in the past 10 years. According to ziprecruiter.com, a travel nurse in New York earns a median salary of $108,811 per year. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, in New York City, a travel nurse can earn up to $10,000 per week or $100,000 for a 13-week assignment (nurse.org).
Pain management is something essential to any medical environment and the Pain Management Nursing field has shown growth of 26% recently. To become a qualified Pain Management Nurse, you will have to have worked as an RN for at least 2 years and possess a BSN. Experience in pain management of up to 2,000 hours is a necessity as well. An exam is required once these requirements are certified. According to nurse.org, a pain management nurse in the US earns a median salary of $101,916 per year.
Among the most important nursing areas these days due to the COVID-19 Pandemic is Critical Care Nurses. These nurses contend with the most critical patients and work with a team of other nurses to provide the best care to each patient. Growth in this sector of nursing has been estimated at 16% over the past few years, but with Critical Care Nurses in high demand these days, expect that percentage to drastically rise. Critical Care Nurses should have at least 2 years of experience in critical care environments and a BSN along with any additional training to stay up to date on current evolving viruses to maintain relevant critical care. According to nurse.org, a critical care nurse in the US earns a median salary of $74,588 per year. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased need for critical care nurses, ICU nurses in New York City can earn at least $3,000 and up to $5,000 a week through job listings in zipcruiter.com and indeed.com.
Absolutely! You should never truly second guess your chosen nursing career. Nurses are extraordinarily valuable these days with the rate of COVID-19 taking over the planet. Nurses are instrumental in providing people with the necessary comfort, care, and compassion while their family is unable to visit. Nurses are the heroes of the era. Without the care of qualified nurses doing their duty on a daily basis, we would not make it far during this current pandemic.
Now is the time to take on the nursing world and reach your full potential. Take advantage of advancement opportunities and invest your time in learning as much as you can about your chosen profession. Nurses are always in demand and avenues to pursue your individual goals within the nursing field is wide open, so take time, figure out what you want to achieve, and go for it!
Feuer Nursing Review wishes you a successful and fulfilling nursing career!