There is a great need to fill open many available nursing jobs in Alabama. A few years ago the Alabama Board of Nursing developed a Center for Nursing to help deal with the shortage issue. Their goal is to forecast workforce statistics and ensure planning is being done to fix the huge predicted gap between supply and demand for nurses, specifically RNs. The need for LPNs in Alabama will also be expected to increase tremendously, so opportunities in nursing are abundant.
Neuro-surgical nurses are specialized medical-surgical nurses that care for patients needing neurosurgery for problems involving their nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves). The Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) credential program is maintained by the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN). Neurosurgical nurses must renew their CNRN certification every five years. The major professional organization for neurosurgical nursing is the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN), although neuro-surgical nurses may also consider joining the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), which is the major professional organization for adult medical-surgical nursing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.