being that you are 17, you have a lot of good choices and time to prepare for your career.
nursing is a very worthwhile profession and is probably the most demanding but rewarding career you could choose. and offers the most flexibility of any type of job you could do with the mobility of anywhere in the us for sure.
depending on the state and the need of nurses, is a lot of what depends on the salary that you will see. i just ran into a site tonight that gave salaries for nursing. http://absolutelyhealthcare.salary.com/
this should give you a good idea about different parts of the country.
and, good luck with your education. good to go to associates and then ladder program if you want to go to work in 2 yrs and then finish your bs.
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i'm 17 and i'll be starting college next fall. i know for sure i want a bsn. i also want to specialize in emergency nursing. how do i do this? does the college i attend have to have a special program? can anyone tell me how much a nurse with a 4 year degree and a specialty might make annually? i know there are a lot of factors that could affect that, but does anyone have an estimate?