Prospects for nursing jobs in Miami should be excellent in the years to com. According to the Florida Center for Nursing, the potential RN and LPN workforces in South Florida, specifically Miami, grew much more rapidly in percentage terms, than was true statewide. As of January 2009, South Florida.s nurses were among the youngest in the state. The University of Miami.s Jackson Health System provides a network of full-service hospitals to residents. Miami Children.s Hospital is the area.s only dedicated children.s hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center is the largest hospital on Miami Beach.
Intellectual and developmental disabilities nurses care for patients that have mental, physical or behavioral disabilities, including autism, Aspergers syndrome, Retts syndrome and more. Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) nurses may help patients with speaking or other communication skills, eating, controlling bodily functions, becoming independently mobile and more. The major organization for intellectual and developmental disabilities nursing, the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (DDNA) maintains the Registered Nurse Certification in Developmental Disabilities Nursing (CDDN). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.