May 7, 2014
photo of 5 female and 1 male FRCC nurse graduates.

Nursing: One of the “Top 10 Jobs in the Nation”

Happy Nurse’s Week!

As reported by FRCC President Andy Dorsey in a recent blog post, nursing ranked among the top 10 jobs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Jobs ranking. This ranking took into account jobs with a high projected number of openings as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a job’s 10-year growth rate, median salary, job prospects, employment rate, stress level, and work-life balance.

Nurses are happy

There are more than 3.1 million nurses nationwide and 2.6 million of them are currently employed. Nurses of all ages report they are generally satisfied with their career, despite the uncertainty in the health care.

Good news on nursing shortages

In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dave Auerbach, Ph.D. states, “…improvements in nursing education and rising levels of nursing school graduations could improve the outlook on nursing shortages.”

Nursing education

We are proud to offer training for a variety of nursing careers at Front Range Community College. On behalf of the entire nursing faculty college-wide, we are honored to be part of the solution to the health care crisis. By educating our students to be responsive, creative and proactive they are becoming the new face of leadership as they provide quality care and look for ways to improve the health care system.

 

About the author:

Lynn Dananay is a full time nursing instructor at Front Range Community College, Boulder County Campus. She has enjoyed working in many different aspects of nursing, always searching for ways to improve patient care and student education.

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