Washington Nursing Schools

Nursing certificates are the ideal way to advance your career or get a head start in the field of healthcare. There are many different nursing certificates you can choose from, depending on your personal preferences and prior qualifications. You can choose from a vast variety of nursing certifications based on your goals, budget, timeline and lifestyle. For each nursing certification, the education and work requirements are different, depending on the level of the degree.

In order to become a part of the field of nursing with minimal education and experience, students can go for certifications such as the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification or the Certified Nursing Assistant credential. On the other hand, if you intend to go for a specialty certification, you can choose from a variety of study areas such as oncology, psychiatric mental health, surgery and pediatrics. These specialty-based certifications would help you form a strong foundation with an in-depth understanding of your field of interest.

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in Washington

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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