The State of America’s Nursing Industry

Have you ever wondered how many nurses there were in the United States? How about the top 10 in-demand nursing positions? HealtheCareers has constructed an infographic outlining some interesting facts about American’s nursing industry. Here are a few important ones:

  • There are 2,687,310 practicing Registered Nurses as of May 2014.
  • The industries that are employing the most RNs is general medical and surgical hospitals (30%), outpatient care centers (15%), home healthcare services (13%), skilled nursing facilities (9%), and physical offices with 7%.
  • The states employing the most RNs is New York with 169,560, California with 253,310, Pennsylvania with 128,750, Texas with 190,170, and Florida with 163,950.
  • The top 10 in-demand nursing position are:

1. Operating room RN


3. Emergency Medicine RN

4. Nursing assistant / certified nursing assistant

5. Labor and delivery RN

6. Cardiology / telemetry RN

7. General medical / surgical RN

8. Post-anesthesia care unit RN

9. Cardiac catheterization lab RN

10. Progressive care / step down RN

  • 90% of nurses are satisfied with their nursing jobs and 72% would encourage others to become a nurse.

For more facts and figures, take a look at the infographic nursing industry

Source: HealtheCareers