You may have heard that the demand for nurses has been growing over the last several years, and that there is a shortage of qualified candidates in the field. It may even be one of the reasons that you sought out nursing as a career option.

As the baby boomer population in the US ages, health care needs continue to rise and to become more complex, and the need for quality caregivers has grown more urgent.

Nurses are a critical element to a strong healthcare system, providing essential care to patients in hospitals, long term care facilities, and even in patient’s homes, to name just a few places. Nursing remains a strong career choice for those with the right combination of knowledge, skills, compassion, and expertise.