Georgia is facing a significant shortage of nurses to fill its nursing jobs, especially in its hospitals. A recent workforce report shows that Georgia is in the bottom fourth of the country with an RN vacancy rate of almost 11 percent in member hospitals. The greatest need for nurses is in the critical care department. Like many states in the country, the greatest problem for Georgia is a lack of faculty to teach many qualified nursing applicants who are getting turned down. This is a problem state officials are focusing on to handle the ever increasing demand for more nursing jobs.
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.