North Dakota has been facing a challenge filling nursing jobs in recent years, but a recent report suggests that the state.s nursing shortage may be easing. The RN vacancy rate has dropped considerably since 2005, leaving hospitals in pretty good shape. However, demand for nurses remains high, especially for LPNs and in rural areas of the state. Also, North Dakota.s elderly population will double by 2020, creating a huge demand for all types of skilled nurses.
Holistic nurses aim to treat a patient?s mental and spiritual health, as well as his or her physical health. Holistic nursing complements conventional medical treatments with complementary and alternative modalities (CAM). These complementary treatments may include massage, aromatherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture and biofeedback, which is a technique taught to patients to help them monitor and control things like blood pressure, breathing, muscle tension and heart rate. Registered nurses may obtain the Certification in Holistic Nursing through the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation (AHNCC). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.