Employment Data

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; increasing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as this group leads longer and more active lives.

[ Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (April 2020); 2018 Nurse Supply Addendum Report – Louisiana State Board of Nursing Center for Nursing ]

 

  

Registered Nurse

57,344 – Actively licensed RNs that reside in Louisiana (all levels)

  5,350 – RNs employed in the Shreveport/Bossier City area

40% report the Associate Degree as their initial nursing education

 

The majority of RNs in Louisiana (61%) are employed in hospitals; 10% in ambulatory care areas.

Types of Positions Held by RNs in Louisiana - 2018

Position

#

%

Staff Nurse

32,626   

64%

Advanced Practice RNs

5,227  

10%

Managers

 4,279

8%

Case Managers

3,015

6%

  

RN Salary Data

Location

Average Salary

Average Hourly Wage

Shreveport/Bossier City

$ 66,950

$ 32.19

State of Louisiana

$ 65,850

$ 31.66

Nationwide

$ 73,300

$ 35.24

 

 

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