6 Reasons There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Nurse

Sydnee Logan
By Sydnee Logan  | 
6 Reasons There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Nurse

“The people you touch you may not remember, but they will always remember you. They will remember your kindness and compassion during an important moment in their lives,” says Dean Patricia Davidson.

Nurses are privileged to do work that matters. And there’s never been a better time to become a nurse or advance in the nursing profession. In the U.S., health care reform is encouraging policy that promotes wellness, prevention, and chronic disease management—driving the demand for nurse clinicians as well as the need for a holistic ‘total patient’ perspective. Worldwide, nurses are being recognized as full partners on the health care team.

Here are 6 more reasons to become a nurse or advance in your nursing career.

Nurses are the #1 most trusted profession—for the last 17 years.
In a Gallup poll, most Americans ranked nurses’ ethics as ‘high’ or ‘very high.’

‘Nurse Practitioner’ was ranked the #4 best job of 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.
For the past few years, Nurse Practitioners have ranked within the top 5 best occupations. The ranking is based on median salary, employment rate, projected growth, stress level and work-life balance.

Job growth for nurses by 2026 is projected to be much faster than average.
Registered Nurses are expected to grow by 15% and Nurse Practitioners are expected to grow a whopping 31% compared to an average of 5-9%.

Nearly 100% of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing graduates—in any degree track—have a job between 6-12 months after graduation.
Among MSN (Entry Into Nursing) students, about 50% typically have a job before graduation.

Scholarships are available.
72% of MSN (Entry Into Nursing) students receive scholarships or grants from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and all full-time PhD students are 100% funded with a stipend for their first three years of study.

Students learn from faculty who are international experts in:

  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Global Initiatives
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Aging
  • Community Public Health

Programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing



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.

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