Registered nurses play a significant role in the functioning of many medical settings and there is an increasing demand for these trained professionals. Registered nursing is expected to be one of the largest growing occupations in the United States from 2016 to 2026, adding some 437,000 new jobs. Similarly, home health aid, personal care aid, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner are all among the fastest growing occupations in the U.S.
Nurses employed in nursing homes
Registered nurses play a vital role in nursing homes, although nursing assistants account for a larger portion of employees in this setting. As of 2017, there were around 155,450 registered nurses working in nursing homes across the United States. From 2016 to 2026, it is predicted that there will be an additional 1,100 jobs for registered nurses in nursing homes.