Nurse practitioner has been ranked one of the top 10 “best jobs” for five of the last six years by U.S. News & World Report. Even better? It’s the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, and nurses have been ranked the “most trusted profession” for the last 18 years. In 2020, nurse practitioner ranked:
Nurse practitioners are ranked high with good reason—their median salary is $107,000, they only have a 1.2 percent unemployment rate, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 26 percent job growth by 2028. That’s much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations, about five percent.
Catherine Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN, and family nurse practitioner (FNP) coordinator, predicts that 2020 will continue to see an evolution in primary care that can readily be met by nursing, especially nurse practitioners. “We’re including functional and integrative medicine, including social determinants of health as a routine clinical screening, and trauma-informed care is becoming the standard in primary care.”
To top it off, nurse practitioners are privileged to do work that matters. They are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and respect to power health care delivery, and touch patients with compassion and care at an important moment in their lives.
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Sydnee Logan is the Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator for Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She shares what’s going on here with the world.