RN jobs still in demand

Individuals thinking about their potential career path or a new occupation may want to consider nursing. According to WANTED Analytics, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace, health care providers advertised more than 46,000 new jobs online for registered nurses in July 2011.

There were five metropolitan areas that saw a considerable growth in the need for RNs. These included Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Atlanta. Los Angeles has one of the biggest demands for registered nurses. According to the data, recruiters at health care facilities in Los Angeles placed more than 1,400 new online job ads for registered nurses in July.

With such an abundance of RN jobs available, individuals may wonder how to become a registered nurse. It begins with schooling and testing. Each state in the U.S. has a Board of Nursing that is responsible for setting requirements and licensing nurses who practice in that state.

To earn a professional nursing license, one must pass a comprehensive nursing test, called the NCLEX examination. To qualify for the NCLEX examination, a person must first complete a nursing education program that is approved by the state’s Board of Nursing. A search online for the Board of Nursing in your area can yield contact information and fees.

Courtesy Metro Creative Connection

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