The availability of nursing jobs in the St. Louis area has lessened a bit recently due to the economy, but this is not expected to last long. Some hospitals have had to cut back on hiring, but there is still a significant shortage of nurses. This is good news for nursing graduates and students, who will be in great demand for years to come. Three major hospitals in the St. Louis area include: St. John.s Mercy Medical Center, Saint Louis University Hospital, and St. Louis Children.s Hospital.
Intravenous therapy nursing involves the administration of drugs, fluids and blood to patients through intravenous injections. The major professional organization for intravenous therapy nursing is the Infusion Nurses Society (INS). Registered nurses can earn the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) credential through the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC); this certification program is accredited by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the American Board of Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.