2. Research indicates that 76% of graduates from entry-level MSN programs have been offered a job by graduation. Four to six months out from graduation, 95% of graduates have been offered jobs.
3. The ongoing nursing shortage and the projected retirement of over 1 million experienced nurses by 2030 means that nurses who gain higher levels of education and experience now will be well-poised to lead the next generation of nurses in all settings: research, education, and practice.
There’s strong evidence that nursing is a top career option and that nursing graduate degrees are worth it. Here are three key reasons (backed by numbers) why you should embrace the field of nursing for your career and pursue an advanced degree that opens up your opportunities for growth within the field:
1. Nursing and other healthcare related professions are currently some of the fastest growing occupations in the United States, with the need for nurse practitioners in particular growing at 36%, far above the average for all occupations.