Nursing Blog

San Jose, CA Leads Nation in Highest RN Salary

RN Salary in San Jose, CA

For the past 10 years San Jose, CA has lead the nation for highest paid registered nurses. RN salary in California is typically the highest in the nation. In fact, the metropolitan areas of Northern California, including San Jose, San Francisco, and more recently Sacramento have been home to the highest paid RNs in the country for the last decade. This makes RN programs in … (Read More)

A Career in Forensic Nursing

Career in Forensic Nursing

Forensic nursing is a very different type of nursing occupation. Forensic nurses are trained to work with patients who have suffered violence or abuse. Their special skill set allows them to treat the trauma associated with the violent act, not just the body. They also bridge the gap between medicine and law. The forensic nurse has specialized knowledge of the legal system and the ability … (Read More)

Proposal to Allow Nurse Anesthetists to Work without Anesthesiologist Supervision

Nurse Anesthetist vs. Anesthesiologist

Nurse anesthetists and physician anesthesiologists perform many of the same duties. That is why some organizations are proposing to allow nurses with advanced training to deliver these types of services without physician supervision. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is one of the organizations to recently propose such an option. They are receiving both support and opposition from the medical community. Their main concern appears to … (Read More)

RN Salary Comparison by State (2012)

Comparison of RN Salary by State

The Registered Nurse (RN) is the most commonly used nursing occupation. RNs are found in hospitals, clinics, medical centers, and even home-based care. Many students elect to complete RN programs because the salary is very competitive. The average RN salary in the U.S. is over $65,000 per year, or about $31 per hour. Also, the job prospects for registered nurses is very good. The BLS … (Read More)

The Nursing Industry Shortage (Infographic)

The Highs and Lows of Nursing

Despite the fact that registered nurse jobs are more available than ever, the U.S. is facing a nursing industry shortage. Much of this is due to the aging Baby Boomer population. Also, federal laws that make health care available to millions of Americans that were previously covered is compounding the crisis. The registered nurse plays an essential role in almost every health care environment. From … (Read More)