Arizona will have plenty of nursing jobs in the years to come. The growing population, along with a lack of nursing schools and a large number of people leaving the profession, has resulted in a critical nursing shortage in the state. A recent study shows that Arizona must add nearly 50,000 registered nurses over the next nine years to meet health care needs. Hospitals statewide have responded by working hard to retain nurses and offering bonuses and incentives to attract new workers.
Intravenous therapy nursing involves the administration of drugs, fluids and blood to patients through intravenous injections. The major professional organization for intravenous therapy nursing is the Infusion Nurses Society (INS). Registered nurses can earn the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) credential through the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC); this certification program is accredited by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the American Board of Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.