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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Ambulatory Care Nurse
Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse
Case Management Nurse
Certified Nurse Midwife
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Clinical Nurse Leader
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Critical Care Nurse
Dermatology Nurse
Dialysis Nurse
Emergency Room Nurse
Family Nurse Practitioner
Forensic Nurse
Gastroenterology Nurse
Geriatric Nurse
Hematology Nurse
Holistic Nurse
Home Health Care Nurse
Hospice Nurse
Independent Nurse Contractor
Infection Control Nurse
Labor Delivery Nurse
Legal Nurse Consultant
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Long Term Care Nurse
Managed Care Nurse
Military Nurse
Missionary Nurse
Neonatal Nurse
Nephrology Nurse
Neuroscience Nurse
Nurse Advocate
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Attorney
Nurse Educator
Nurse Executive
Nurse Manager
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Researcher
Obstetrics Nurse
Occupational Health Nurse
Oncology Nurse
Operating Room Nurse
Ophthalmic Nurse
Orthopaedic Nurse
Pain Management Nurse
Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse
Pediatric Nurse
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Perianesthesia Nurse
Perinatal Nurse
Plastic Surgery Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Public Health Nurse
Pulmonary Care Nurse
Radiology Nurse
Registered Nurse (RN)
Rehabilitation Nurse
Rheumatology Nurse
School Nurse
Surgical Nurse
Transplant Nurse
Trauma Nurse
Travel Nurse
Triage Nurse
Wound Care Nurse

What is the typical salary range for a registered nurse? View annual salaries and hourly wages reported directly by actual registered nurses across the U.S. Salaries vary based on geographic location, employer and work experience.



The nursing profession is expected to have excellent job growth during the next decade. High demand for nurses will drive salary growth and increase employment opportunities for registered nurses. Millions of baby boomers will be retiring soon and will require the services of skilled health care professionals. Nurses can find job openings in assisted living facilities, large hospitals and skilled nursing homes.

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If you are un-satisfied with your current compensation package it might be worth exploring different options to earn more money. You can begin by looking for similar job openings with higher pay rates or attempting to negotiate a higher salary with your current employer.

You can identify a nursing specialty field with higher average salaries and pursue the necessary education to secure the desired position. In some cases, no additional training is required, it simply takes an application to be considered.


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