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Fast Facts

  • Fort Valley State University is the second Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Georgia to have a nursing program.
  • The average registered nurse’s salary is $70,000 per year.
  • There are approximately 4.3 million registered nurses worldwide and 141,117 in the state of Georgia.
  • Nurses comprise the largest component of the healthcare workforce.
  • During the recent pandemic, the demand for nurses increased tremendously.
  • The government projects over 200,000 RN positions will be created yearly between 2020 and 2030.
  • Nurses practice in a variety of settings, including hospitals, primary care offices, insurance companies, schools, mental health facilities, urgent cares, nursing homes, hospices agencies, etc.
  • Nurses can specialize in areas such as cardiology, oncology, psychiatric/mental health, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, critical care, etc.
  • Over 70% of employers prefer nurses that have a baccalaureate degree.



Organization Website
American Nurse Association (ANA) https://www.nursingworld.org
Georgia Nurse Association (GNA) https://georgianurses.nursingnetwork.com/
American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) https://www.aacnnursing.org
Johnson and Johnson Campaign for Nursing https://nursing.jnj.com/