The nursing profession is still in great demand in Detroit, and many nursing jobs are available despite the decline in the local auto industry. In the upcoming years, employment of RNs is expected to grow, and there will also be a need to fill vacancies left by experienced nurses who will be retiring. Hospitals in Detroit will be greatly affected by the projected statewide nursing shortage, and will be actively recruiting qualified nurses to fill positions. Detroit area hospitals include: St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and Children.s Hospital of Michigan.
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.