Nursing jobs in Nebraska are in high demand, as the Nebraska Center for Nursing projects a 20 percent shortage of nurses in the state by 2020. Because of this, the center is currently reaching out to healthcare facilities statewide to develop and implement strategies to combat the increasing shortage. The main factors contributing to a shortage of nurses is an aging workforce and a lack of nursing faculty. The good news is as demand for all types of nurses increases, funding for expanding programs and improving recruiting methods has as well.
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.