Gaining admission to nursing school is not automatically guaranteed to students who get accepted to a particular college or university. Nursing school admission is usually separate from school admission. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary of registered nurses was $62,450, as of May 2008. The job market for nurses is expected to grow at a rate nearly triple the average for all other professions from 2008-2018.

In many cases, nursing school applicants must earn admission separate from standard university admission.
In many cases, nursing school applicants must earn admission separate from standard university admission.

Gaining admission to nursing school is not automatically guaranteed to students who get accepted to a particular college or university. Nursing school admission is usually separate from school admission. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary of registered nurses was $62,450, as of May 2008. The job market for nurses is expected to grow at a rate nearly triple the average for all other professions from 2008-2018.

2016 Salary Information for Registered Nurses

Registered nurses earned a median annual salary of $68,450 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, registered nurses earned a 25th percentile salary of $56,190, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $83,770, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 2,955,200 people were employed in the U.S. as registered nurses.