Our Guide to Entry-Level Nursing
What is Entry-Level Nursing?
What is Direct-Entry Nursing?
What Does an Entry-Level Nurse Do?
Routes to Becoming an Entry-Level Nurse
Nursing Certificates and Nursing Licenses
Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN)
Direct-Entry Nursing Assistant (NA)
Direct-Entry Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Direct-Entry Master’s in Nursing (MSN)
Entry-Level Nurse Salary and Career Outlook
- Nursing assistants and orderlies pay: $29,640 per year, 9% job outlook (faster than average)
- Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses pay: $47,480 per year, 11% job outlook (much faster than average)
- Registered nurses pay: $73,300 per year, 12% job outlook (much faster than average)
- Nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and nurse midwives pay: $115,800 per year, 26% job outlook (much faster than average)