by Carly Dell
Health care in the United States is an ever-changing industry. Between technology advances, new legislation, an aging baby boomer population, and increasing specialization, nurses have had to adjust to major shifts within all types of health care facilities.
One of the biggest shifts nurses have been affected by is the push for facilities to employ more BSN-, MSN-, and DNP-prepared nurses. In fact, the Institute of Medicine recently published a report that recommends health care facilities throughout the United States double the number of nurses with a DNP and increase the proportion of nurses with a BSN to 80 percent and by the year 2020.
What does this mean for RNs who are looking to further their education? This infographic explores various nursing career paths, including BSN, MSN, and DNP. For each path, the most in-demand specialties, salaries, and job outlooks are evaluated.
Carly Dell is the community manager for the innovative online rn to bsn program offered through Simmons College. In her free time, Carly enjoys traveling, binge-watching HGTV, and trying new restaurants. Follow her on Twitter @carlydell2 and Google+.