The number of available nursing jobs in California is expected to rise dramatically over the course of the next decade. The California government recently announced that the State would experience a shortage of 47,000 nurses in 2010, rising to 116,000 by 2020. The State has set up special funding and educational opportunities to help train people to help fill this extreme California nursing job glut.
A vast majority of the available California nursing jobs will be focused in the major metro areas of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. However, opportunities exist throughout the State.
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Neuro-surgical nurses are specialized medical-surgical nurses that care for patients needing neurosurgery for problems involving their nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves). The Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) credential program is maintained by the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN). Neurosurgical nurses must renew their CNRN certification every five years. The major professional organization for neurosurgical nursing is the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN), although neuro-surgical nurses may also consider joining the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), which is the major professional organization for adult medical-surgical nursing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.