Nursing instructors earn more than flying instructors in North Dakota, according to a recent report by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
The median hourly salary for certified nursing instructors is $42,732, the second highest in the United States, according the ACNM.
The median earning power for nursing instructors in the state is a whopping $60,094, making North Dakota one of the most financially secure states in the nation.
North Dakota ranked second in the country in the percentage of nursing students enrolled in accredited nursing programs in 2014, according ACNM data.
Anecdotally, some North Dakotans believe the state’s nursing school system is particularly strong because it has been one of only a few states in which certified nursing faculty are allowed to work.
While North Dakota is not the only state with a strong nursing workforce, North Dakota has been the most successful state in the past few years.
In the first quarter of 2017, the North Dakota Nurses Association reported that the state had an additional 24,000 certified nursing graduates.
North Dakoteans have made it clear that they want to be treated fairly, according Chris Beasley, a nursing education expert at the North Dakota College of Nursing.
“Nurses are our brothers and sisters,” Beasley said.
“They deserve to be able to make a living as well.”
For some nursing students, the financial security they have earned can lead to career advancement.
The American College’s annual report on nursing salaries, which is released annually, finds that certified nursing teachers earn an average of $53,965 per year.
That figure is up about 20% from the previous year.
The number of nursing schools has also increased, and North Dakota’s nursing schools now enroll more than 10,000 nursing students.
North Carolina’s nursing community is growing fast, but the state still struggles to attract the best and brightest to work in its industry.
In January, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a $7.2 billion initiative to create 1,000 new positions in nursing in 2019.
The new jobs would be the largest of its kind in the U: over 6,000 positions would be created by 2020.
As the workforce in North America continues to grow, the state of North Carolina continues to struggle to keep up with the demands of the changing workforce.
While some states have made significant strides toward increasing the number of nurses working in their state, North Carolina still lags behind.
The state’s nurse shortage is one of many reasons that the average annual salary for a nurse in North Texas was $53.78 in 2015, according data from the American Association of Colleges and Employers.
This year, the average salary for an RN in North Carolinians is $58,972.
North Carolinas nurse shortage continues to be a significant issue for North Dakots, and Beasley is hopeful that changes will be made soon to improve the state.
“This year’s state budget was one of my top priorities and I’m excited to see how we can achieve more for the nurses in our state,” he said.
North-Carolina is home to more than 300,000 nurses, and the state currently has about 10,700 certified nursing professors, according NCNU’s Executive Director, Barbara Plett.
The NCNUs goal is to recruit more than 4,000 more certified nursing professionals to North Carolina by 2019.
For more information on the state nurses shortage, please visit the North Carolina Nurses Federation.