Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 8, 2007
Results from this recent survey on Chatterbean.com, an interactive quiz site on pop culture trends, indicate that a surprising number of participants might be suited for a nursing career. The career quiz, entitled "Could Nursing be Your Passion," asked what people might do with a few hours of free time (http://www.chatterbean.com/nurse). A surprising 34 percent of respondents indicated they would prefer to volunteer their free time helping people. The second most popular response with 28 percent was visiting with a dear friend.
Chatterbean.com's numbers provide hope to an industry where demand for registered nurses has exceeded supply for some years. According to projections by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the U.S. will only have 64 percent of the nurses needed by the year 2020. The survey on Chatterbean.com suggests there are significant numbers of ideal candidates for a nursing career change.
Employment growth in nursing is expected to grow much faster than average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and registered nurses are projected to have the second largest number of jobs across all industries and occupations. With average annual earnings ranging from $37,000 to $74,000, excellent job security, and the opportunity to have a career with a higher purpose, many might find good reason to investigate becoming a registered nurse.
"Hospitals aren't run by physicians. Hospitals are only successful if nurses are there," said Joyce Thompson, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. Says Thompson, "The societal image is anybody can be a nurse. That's wrong, extremely wrong." However, Chatterbean.com's career quiz may expose individuals who could be well suited to a nursing career change. For more information visit http://www.chatterbean.com/nurse.
Chatterbean.com attracts thousands of users every day to response-driven Web sites that cover trends in personal growth, fashion, food, music, parenting, home ownership, education and more. Chatterbean and its fun personality quizzes can be found at http://www.chatterbean.com.