New York is probably one of the most well-known states not only in the U.S. but across the world. That may have a lot to do with the population in the state. In fact, New York is the seventh most densely populated, third most populous, and twenty-seventh most extensive of all 50 states. The total population at last count (2012) for the entire state approximated at 19.57 million, with that number steadily growing each year. The most popular of all the cities in New York is New York City, which encompasses five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Long Island. New York City is also the most populated city with a number of famous sights such as Central Park, The Empire State Building, and the home of the new World Trade Center. Because of its popularity and population, the cost of living in most areas of New York is fairly high. High taxes – both income and sales – and high real estate cost contribute to the cost of living.
Job Outlook for Nursing Careers
Thanks to a highly populated and highly popular city like New York City, the need for nurses increases virtually every year. While New York State is expansive, the general need for Registered Nurses remains the same across most of the state. Of course, looking for work in one of the five boroughs is probably the best bet. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for nurses nationwide is 26% which is already faster than the average. This means that for New York, the chances of finding a nursing job in the state are great.
Financial Aid for Nursing Students
For those thinking about nursing school, New York boasts a number of excellent grants, scholarships, and other types of funding. They are awarded from the local, state, and federal levels and include merit-based scholarships like the Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund. Other grants include the New York State Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program. Funding is definitely available for potential nurses.