Cleveland is no stranger to the nursing shortage, and nursing jobs are available throughout the area. A recent trend has been a high demand for experienced nurses, while nursing grads have had more competition trying to land their dream job. Regardless, there is a still a major need for RNs, LPNs, and more nursing students throughout the region. Cleveland boasts the #4 ranked hospital in the country, the Cleveland Clinic, by US News & World Report. Other hospitals in the area include University Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and Euclid Hospital.
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.