While the majority of the nation seems to be struggling to fill nursing jobs, Kansas has recently seemed to buck the trend. This is due to the increased number of students who decided to enter into nursing in recent years. The benefit is great for all parties involved. Kansas hospitals are no longer scrambling to fill vacancies, and nursing students are not being thrown into the fire right out of nursing school. The result has been higher quality nursing and improved retention rates throughout the state.
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.