The need to fill nursing jobs in Arizona is at an all-time high. This is especially true in Phoenix, where the population is growing rapidly. To try and meet the ever increasing demand for nurses, schools such as ASU and Grand Canyon University have expanded enrollment and will continue to do so. Hospitals such as St. Joseph.s Hospital & Medical Center are doing their part by keeping staff happy with bonuses and incentives and helping develop careers. Other major hospitals in the Phoenix area include Maricopa Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Flight-transport nurses are emergency-trauma nurses that treat patients during air and/or ground transport before they reach a medical facility or while transferring critically ill patients between facilities. The Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) credential is available through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) and is accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). To become a CFRN, a registered nurse must have a current license; flight nurse experience is recommended but not required. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. According to PayScale, the flight nurse salary range is $58,340-$80,654.