Maine is facing the same problem as many other Northeast states when it comes to nursing jobs: Too many patients, not enough nurses. As one of the most rural states in the nation, the nursing shortage has the potential to seriously impact the delivery of health care to the population. There is a projected shortage of 5,200 nurses during the next 15 years. RNs, LPNs, and Nurse Midwives are in great demand in both Maine.s urban and rural areas.
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.