Cleveland is no stranger to the nursing shortage, and nursing jobs are available throughout the area. A recent trend has been a high demand for experienced nurses, while nursing grads have had more competition trying to land their dream job. Regardless, there is a still a major need for RNs, LPNs, and more nursing students throughout the region. Cleveland boasts the #4 ranked hospital in the country, the Cleveland Clinic, by US News & World Report. Other hospitals in the area include University Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and Euclid 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.