Choose a Career in Nursing for Opportunity, Education, and Advancement


Nursing is a growing field with many opportunities for employment, ongoing education, and advancement. As the workforce and population ages, more nurses will be needed in the coming years to keep up with the demand. Take a look at a few facts about a career in nursing.

  • Total U.S. RN population: 3,063,162, as reported by National Organization for Associate Degree in Nursing.
  • According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics report, by 2018, more than 580,000 new registered nursing (RN) jobs will be created—a 22% increase from one decade ago.
  • For licensed practical nurses (LPN) and vocational nurses (LVN), job opportunities are projected to increase 25% by 2025. By 2025, the number of nurse practitioner (NP) is expected to increase by 57%.
  • Operating room, emergency medicine, case manager, and intensive care unit (ICU) RNs continue to be the most in demand registered nurse specialties, according to HEALTHeCAREERS Network.
  • A survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in February 2013 found that men now comprise 9.6% of all RNs.
  • According to the American Nurses Association, the average nurse is 45 years old and 62.2% of employed nurses work in hospitals.
  • An average salary for full time employment for an RN is $66,973.00, according to National Organization for Associate Degree in Nursing.


To prepare for a career in nursing or to continue education in the field, turn to Health Scholars mobile apps. Train safely on the use of the Smart Pump or heparin adjustment by using a simulated Smart Pump device. The interactive app teaches proper operation of the Smart Pump device; and in a separate app, how to administer the drug heparin through the Smart Pump. A mobile app allows training to take place in a patient care environment, and in the presence of a preceptor. The apps are available on both Apple and Android platforms. Contact us at 1.309.670.7595 and for purchasing options.