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.
HIV/AIDS nurses treat patients that have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. The HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB) maintains the Certification Examination in HIV/AIDS Nursing by which registered nurses may become an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN). Registered nurses that have a masters degree or higher in nursing may be eligible to test for the Advanced AIDS Certification Registered Nurse Credential. The major professional organization for HIV/AIDS nurses is the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.