As one of the top states in the country attempting to fill nursing jobs, New York has undertaken a number of steps to increase funding and educational training in the discipline. It is estimated that New York will experience a shortage of 37,000 nurses by the year 2015, with most of these available New York nursing jobs situation in the New York City area. However, the Health Care Association of New York State estimates that four out of five hospitals in the State are experiencing nursing shortages.
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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.