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Career and Education Opportunities for Nurse Clinicians in North Dakota

North Dakota has a population of 646,844, which has grown by 0.72% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Flickertail State," its capital is Bismarck, though its biggest city is Fargo.

Nurse clinicians can find both educational opportunities and jobs in the Bismarck, North Dakota area. There are currently 650 jobs for nurse clinicians in North Dakota and this is projected to grow 12% to 730 jobs by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for nurse clinicians are expected to grow by about 16.0%. Nurse clinicians generally plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice.

Nurse clinicians earn about $30 per hour or $63,230 yearly on average in North Dakota and about $38 per hour or $80,240 annually on average nationally. Nurse clinicians earn less than people working in the category of Medical generally in North Dakota and less than people in the Medical category nationally. Jobs in this field include: clinical nurse, pediatric clinical nurse specialist, and community health clinical nurse specialist.

There is one school within twenty-five miles of Bismarck where you can study to be a nurse clinician, among six schools of higher education total in the Bismarck area. Nurse clinicians usually hold a Master's degree, so you can expect to spend about six years training to become a nurse clinician if you already have a high school diploma, or just 2 years if you have a Bachelor's degree.

In 2008, there were a total of 498,718 jobs in North Dakota. The average annual income was $39,874 in 2008, up from $36,678 the previous year. The unemployment rate in North Dakota was 4.3% in 2009, which has grown by 1.1% since the previous year. About 22.0% of North Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Dakota include farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, farm machinery merchant wholesalers, and lawn equipment stores. Notable tourist destinations include the Driverz, the Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, and the Charitable Equipment Inc.

CITIES WITH Nurse Clinician OPPORTUNITIES IN North Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Nurse Clinician

In general, nurse clinicians plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. They also ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, and standards.

Every day, nurse clinicians are expected to be able to read and understand documents and reports. They need to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in North Dakota include:

  • Healthcare Manager. Plan, direct, or coordinate medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

LOCATION INFORMATION: North Dakota

North Dakota
North Dakota photo by Bobak Ha'Eri

North Dakota has a population of 646,844, which has grown by 0.72% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Flickertail State," its capital is Bismarck, though its largest city is Fargo. In 2008, there were a total of 498,718 jobs in North Dakota. The average annual income was $39,874 in 2008, up from $36,678 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in North Dakota was 4.3% in 2009, which has grown by 1.1% since the previous year. Approximately 22.0% of North Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Dakota include farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, farm machinery merchant wholesalers, and lawn equipment stores. Notable tourist attractions include the Red River Valley Genealogical Society, the Gallery 4 Ltd, and the West Acres Regional Shopping Center.