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.
Nurse-midwives are advanced practice registered nurses that provide primary care to women, including gynecological exams, prenatal care, labor and delivery care, and neonatal care. To receive their Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery, registered nurses must graduate from a nurse-midwifery program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)the accrediting body of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)and pass the national certification exam offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). According to PayScale, the nurse-midwife salary range is $36,000 to $84,511. The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.