A recent report indicates that the vacancy rate for nursing jobs in Cincinnati has decreased in recent years, but nurses are still in demand. The Health Council of Greater Cincinnati.s report specifically states that the vacancy rate for RNs dropped to 5.5 percent last year, down from 7.3 percent in 2007. This can be attributed to increased efforts in the area to improve nursing programs and expand admissions, as well as enhanced recruiting and retention efforts. Some of Cincinnati.s main hospitals are Good Samaritan Hospital, Christ Hospital, and University Hospital.
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.