Cleveland is no stranger to the nursing shortage, and nursing jobs are available throughout the area. A recent trend has been a high demand for experienced nurses, while nursing grads have had more competition trying to land their dream job. Regardless, there is a still a major need for RNs, LPNs, and more nursing students throughout the region. Cleveland boasts the #4 ranked hospital in the country, the Cleveland Clinic, by US News & World Report. Other hospitals in the area include University Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and Euclid Hospital.
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.