The gap between the demand for more nursing jobs in Pennsylvania and the supply of nurses is severe, with an expected 41 percent vacancy rate in nursing positions by the year 2020. This means 54,000 more nurses will be required by then to provide adequate patient care for Pennsylvania residents. Several statewide campaigns are already in place to staff more nursing educators who can provide the growing number of nursing students with the tools to thrive in the industry and alleviate the nursing shortage in hospitals.
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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.