The nursing profession is still in great demand in Detroit, and many nursing jobs are available despite the decline in the local auto industry. In the upcoming years, employment of RNs is expected to grow, and there will also be a need to fill vacancies left by experienced nurses who will be retiring. Hospitals in Detroit will be greatly affected by the projected statewide nursing shortage, and will be actively recruiting qualified nurses to fill positions. Detroit area hospitals include: St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and Children.s Hospital of Michigan.
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.