In December 2014, nearly one thousand students graduated from a university in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Among them were a mother and son who were both graduating from the university’s nursing program. The pair started taking classes together in 2010; with the mother pursuing a doctorate in nursing, and the son concentrating on a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of registered nurses is expected to remain positive through 2018. This is good news for nursing students of all ages. Since a nursing career is filled with opportunity for advancement, earning potential, and has a relatively flexible schedule, it’s a popular choice among young adults, middle-aged men and women, and everyone in between.
Data released by the American Association College of Nursing found that those with a career in nursing may earn a good living under the right circumstances. Additionally, many specialization possibilities exist for registered nurses in the United States, including addiction nurses, cardiovascular nurses, critical care nurses, and rehabilitation nurses, among others.
If you’re interested in becoming a registered nurse, enroll in CNI’s Associates Degree in Nursing (RN) program today!