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.
Critical care nurses are registered nurses that treat patients with serious, acute illnesses and injuries that require careful monitoring and extensive treatment and medication. Sample job titles for critical care nurses include critical care registered nurse, intensive care unit nurse and burn center nurse. Critical care nursing certification is voluntary, though certification should improve job opportunities and salary, and some employers may require certification. Possible critical care nurse certifications include Adult, Neonatal and Pediatric Acute/Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN) and Progressive Care Nursing Certification (PCCN). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.