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Nursing Corner: Nursing Infographic

January 31, 2013

I recently stumbled upon this infographic. It’s crazy to think that in 2020 we are going to have 44 states that are going to have a nursing shortage!  We can probably attribute it to the baby-boomers that are getting older and going to need more nursing care.

I’m excited to show this to my little sister who is currently applying to nursing school for the fall.  She wants to work in Peds, but I secretly want her to work in the ER, then she can understand my stories.

It’s comforting to look at this and know that she and I have major job security! One of the raddest things about working in the ER is the flexibility of shifts.   Since I’m per diem, I usually give availability from 7am to midnight and tell them to schedule me where they need me in those hours. I have never had to worry about not getting enough hours 😉

It looks like I’m part of the 9.1% of RN’s under 30, the 37% that are NOT full-time (I have two per diem jobs), the 30% that are not Caucasian and the 50% that do have their Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.

Nursing Infographic

Infographic via: Carrington College 

Questions for you: What do you think about this infographic?  Where do you fall?

Thanks for stopping by!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Trinh permalink
    January 31, 2013 7:30 am

    I wouldn’t worry about Gaylord making more money then Ratchet. 🙂 I think Men in general tend to work more hours/willing to put in more OT, and that’s what tips the median in their favor. Go Nurses!

  2. February 5, 2013 2:41 am

    I went back to become a nurse at 40. There were only 3 people in the program right out of high school. That helped a lot. I found that once you hit 20 age does not figure into the equation. My best friends during school were in their 20’s and 30’s. There was even a 50 year old in our class. The instructors loved us because we brought all this life experience with us. I had been a teacher and most others had had good jobs but nursing was something we all wanted. We had families at home and God knows it was not going to happen that I didn’t make honors. My 3 high schoolers were watching my progress and I was going to be a good role model or else. And I did just great and loved it! I am sure you will do fine. Just give it all you’ve got. Some of the younger kids seem to go to college to major in Bud Lite. Older people paying their own way are there to learn and better themselves. Good luck!

  3. permalink
    February 5, 2013 5:27 am

    Interesting that the guy nurses make just a little bit more and yet there are so few of them.

  4. February 6, 2013 3:39 pm

    Cool Infographic! with 6% of nurses being men, we are the minority. Interestingly though, when you break it down to Nurse anesthetists, it is a 50/50 split.

    • February 7, 2013 10:42 am

      That is interesting! I have two friends from nursing school who are Nurse Anesthetists, both are female. At one of my ER jobs, we only have a handful of males working, kind of a bummer when you have a combative pt.

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