The need to fill nursing jobs in Missouri is substantial, as the state currently has a nurse vacancy rate of 9.5 percent. It is as high as 17 percent in rural areas. There is a critical shortage of BSN nurses, and the problem is being made worse because of a lack of nursing educators. However, state officials are working on this issue, and the governor of Missouri recently said that motivated students are in high demand to take on the nursing shortage challenge, be successful, and improve the state.s health care system.
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.