In Northern California, there has been great expansion of nursing programs in recent years, meaning that during this recession there is tougher competition for San Francisco nursing jobs. Nursing graduates and students shouldn.t be alarmed, however, as demand for RNs will be growing and hospitals will need plenty of nurses to prepare for the long-term shortage. San Francisco.s largest hospitals include: St. Mary.s Medical Center, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and UCSF Medical Center.
Cardiac catheterization lab nurses (or cath lab nurses) are highly specialized cardiac care nurses that perform pre- and post-procedural care for patients that undergo specific cardiovascular procedures, including (but not limited to) cardiac catheterization, pacemakers, angioplasties and valvuloplasties. Because these cardiac care procedures are so cutting edge, cath lab nurses must consistently keep up on the latest technological advancements, through such resources as the Cath Lab Digest. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses, at 22%. Because of their specialization and talent, cath lab nurses should expect a higher-than-average salary, compared to other registered nurses.