A Nurse can make a difference in peoples' lives every day. As nurses we have the privilege
of being able to help others every single day and the satisfaction this brings can
be its own reward. A career in nursing brings together scientific knowledge with technical
skills, caring, and compassion. Nursing offers a rewarding combination of high tech
and high touch.
Nursing is the largest health care profession in the United States, with 3.1 million Registered Nurses (RNs), and many more are currently needed. Nurses are the largest single part of any hospital staff. They are the primary providers of hospital patient care and deliver most of the care in nursing homes and home health.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational
Outlook Handbook, Edition, Registered Nurses,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm the job outlook for employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur primarily because of technological advancements; an increased emphasis on preventative care; and the large, aging baby-boomer population who will demand more healthcare services as they live longer and more active lives. The mean salary for nurses in Utah is $61,000.