The number of available nursing jobs in California is expected to rise dramatically over the course of the next decade. The California government recently announced that the State would experience a shortage of 47,000 nurses in 2010, rising to 116,000 by 2020. The State has set up special funding and educational opportunities to help train people to help fill this extreme California nursing job glut.
A vast majority of the available California nursing jobs will be focused in the major metro areas of Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. However, opportunities exist throughout the State.
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Flight-transport nurses are emergency-trauma nurses that treat patients during air and/or ground transport before they reach a medical facility or while transferring critically ill patients between facilities. The Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) credential is available through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) and is accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). To become a CFRN, a registered nurse must have a current license; flight nurse experience is recommended but not required. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. According to PayScale, the flight nurse salary range is $58,340-$80,654.