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Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in the United States and mental disorders affect one in five Americans, including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. The need for psychiatric and other nursing specialties will be in great demand in the future. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that employment for all registered nurses will grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. Employment opportunities will also arise from the need to replace registered nurses retiring from the field.