In Northern California, there has been great expansion of nursing programs in recent years, meaning that during this recession there is tougher competition for San Francisco nursing jobs. Nursing graduates and students shouldn.t be alarmed, however, as demand for RNs will be growing and hospitals will need plenty of nurses to prepare for the long-term shortage. San Francisco.s largest hospitals include: St. Mary.s Medical Center, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and UCSF Medical Center.
Labor and delivery nurses care for pregnant women throughout the process of giving birth and help ensure the babies experience a safe and healthy delivery. Labor and delivery nurses may also tend to pregnant women who have been hospitalized with complications and new mothers experiencing post-partum depression. Professional organizations for labor and delivery nursing (L&D nursing) include the Association of Women?s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). The National Certification Corporation offers several RNC certifications, including for Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB), Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN), Low Risk Neonatal Nursing (RNC-LRN) and Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.