5 Reasons To Become A Nurse (RN, LPN, LVN)

Reason #1 to become a nurse – Flexible work Schedule for nurses

The first reason to become a nurse is because of the flexibility of schedules, there is  the flexibility shifts length (2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours etc.). The flexibility of when during the day you want to work, you can work morning, evening or night shifts. Then you have the flexibility of your job status as an employee, you can be full time, part time, or PRN/Per diem/As needed.

Reason #2 to become a nurse -Competitive Salary

The median salary for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) is $48,820 per year / $23.47 per hour. The median salary for Registered Nurses (RNs) is $75,330 per year / $36.22 per hour. You can make more money by being a traveling nurse or working a lot of over time.

Reason #3 to become a nurse – high demand for nurses / Job security

The third reason to become a nurse is due to the high demand, over the next ten years (2020 – 2030), 276,800 new jobs will be added for Registered Nurses and 63,800 new jobs for Licensed Practical Nurses. As you can see, there will be a decent amount of jobs being added in the next decade, which shows jobs security.

Reason #4 – Nurses can work in a variety of environments

As a nurse, you can work at: hospitals, schools, urgent cares, methadone clinics, cruise ships, etc. The possibilities are endless. You’re never stuck in one specialty, you can move around and find which specialty is best for you.

Reason #5 – Minimal school for nursing

It only takes two years to acquire an associates degree to become a registered nurse. It only takes one year to become a licensed practical nurse. Watch the video for more details.