Our nation currently has the opportunity to transform its healthcare system. Nurses can and should play a fundamental role in a transformation that provides seamless, affordable, accessible, quality care. With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation’s healthcare workforce. According to . News and World Report, the nursing profession ranks #6 in . News Best Jobs for 2014 report. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook , for the 2010-2020 decade, the need for RNs will grow 26% faster than overall average growth in other fields.