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Registered nurse job growth is expected to be much faster than average in outpatient care centers such as those that provide same-day chemotherapy, rehabilitation, and surgery. Also, the registered nursing job outlook in physician office settings is expected to be very favorable as the trend toward an increased number of procedures, as well as more sophisticated procedures, being done in physicians' offices rather than hospitals continues.
The financial pressure on hospitals to release patients as soon as possible should mean more people admitted to extended and long-term care facilities and greater need for home healthcare. With the baby boom generation growing older, there will be greater demand for extended care and home healthcare services which, in turn, will spur registered nurse job growth in these settings.
Further boosting the registered nurse job outlook is expected growth for services offered by facilities that provide long-term rehabilitation for head injury and stroke patients, as well as facilities that treat people with Alzheimer's disease and similar conditions (memory loss, dementia, etc).
Overall, registered nurse job opportunities are expected to be excellent. Employers in some parts of the country and in some employment settings already report difficulty in attracting and keeping enough registered nurses and this situation is expected to persist.
Even in hospitals, because of the relatively high turnover of hospital nurses, registered nurse job opportunities should be excellent. To attract and keep qualified nurses, hospitals may offer signing bonuses and special employment benefits and incentives.
In outpatient care centers and physicians' offices, registered nurses could see greater competition for positions since these jobs generally offer more predictable working hours and provide more comfortable working conditions than hospitals.
Generally, registered nurses with at least a bachelorís degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one.
All four advanced practice registered nurses (nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, clinical nurse
specialists, and nurse anesthetists) will be in high demand, particularly in medically underserved
areas such as inner cities and rural areas.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
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