Nursing is by one of the most stable and rewarding of all medical careers. Good nurses are always in high demand, and according to most salary websites make a salary range from $45,000–$85,000 per year on average. The training is hard, but when you’re done you will have a career that will be in demand anywhere in the country. Male nurses are the fastest growing segment in this field and the image of nursing as a women’s’ only field will change dramatically in the near future. Nursing is not for the weak or timid. Dedication is a must.

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  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America 's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs. Visit
With a membership of approximately 50,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses' Association mentors the professional development of future nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession. Visit
Association of professional nurses providing care in an outpatient/clinic setting. Visit
Works to unite and strengthen the presence and voice of specialty psychiatric/mental health nursing and to promote equitable treatment for individuals, families, and communities. Visit
Advocates for the practice, education, and regulation of practical and vocational nurses. Includes membership and event information, local chapters, and publications. Visit
To establish standards for managed care nursing practice and to positively impact public policy regarding managed health care delivery. Visit
American Assisted Living Nurses Association (AALNA) Visit
World wide organization offering support and education to nurses who seek to function within a holistic perspective. Visit
An organization dedicated to gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. Visit
Founded in 1968, the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an organization of more than 4,000 members worldwide, is committed to working for the highest standard of care for neuroscience patients by advancing the science and practice of neuroscience nursing. Visit
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional enhancement of registered nurses practicing in a consulting capacity in the legal field. Visit