Be A Nurse: Take The Challenge, Make A Difference.
Nursing is a rewarding career that offers flexibility, growth, and most of all, the chance to make a difference in the lives of others. As the healthcare demands increase nationwide, as does the need for nurses.
The three most common types of nursing career types include Registered Nurses (RN/BSN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). Education requirements vary for each career. Registered Nurses, for example, may choose to complete a two year program to become an RN, or complete a four year bachelor program to become a BSN. Obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Nursing can be a stepping stone to additional career opportunities with further education, such as becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
What Do Nurses Do?
Depending on the career type, nurses perform a wide arrange of tasks in a variety of settings. This could include assessing patient health problems and needs, developing and implement nursing care plans, and maintaining medical records. Nurses often administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients and may advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
Nurse Demand & Salaries
The nursing profession has been flagged as a high-demand occupation in North Dakota and will continue to grow as nurses retire and new nurses are needed. The North Dakota Center for Nursing predicts 21 percent of current registered nurses will retire by 2026. By 2020, there will be 1.6 million job openings for nurses in the United States.
The nursing profession offers competitive salaries across North Dakota. Below is a listing of the average salaries of RNs, LPNs, and CNA’s in North Dakota.