Maine is facing the same problem as many other Northeast states when it comes to nursing jobs: Too many patients, not enough nurses. As one of the most rural states in the nation, the nursing shortage has the potential to seriously impact the delivery of health care to the population. There is a projected shortage of 5,200 nurses during the next 15 years. RNs, LPNs, and Nurse Midwives are in great demand in both Maine.s urban and rural areas.
Forensic nurses treat the victims of violence, crimes, abuse and trauma, while also aiding detectives in the scientific investigation that helps catch perpetrators. Even if they perform little to no direct patient care, forensic nurses must keep their RN license active. Certificates in Forensic Nursing are offered by such organizations as the University of California and American Forensic Nurses (AMRN), and forensic nurses can receive further certifications from the Forensic Nursing Certification Board (FNCB) as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A) or Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Pediatric (SANE-P). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.