Michigan has many nursing jobs available, but not enough nurses to fill them. According to an industry study, Michigan is projected to be 18,000 nurses short by 2015. The main issue, much like in other states, is that there is not enough qualified faculty to accommodate the numerous qualified applicants interested in nursing. Another issue is the aging nursing workforce. Both of these problems are being addressed, and the good news is nurses and nursing instructors are in high demand across 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.