Nursing jobs in Idaho have been one of the state.s hottest jobs in recent years, and demand for nurses is expected to continue. A few years ago Idaho was facing a projected shortage of nurses nearly double the national average. But state officials focused on the problem and increased numbers of Idaho residents joined the nursing workforce, considerably improving the situation. It is now projected that the supply of RNs in the state should be close to meeting demand if nursing programs continue to expand as expected.
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.