Nursing jobs in Nebraska are in high demand, as the Nebraska Center for Nursing projects a 20 percent shortage of nurses in the state by 2020. Because of this, the center is currently reaching out to healthcare facilities statewide to develop and implement strategies to combat the increasing shortage. The main factors contributing to a shortage of nurses is an aging workforce and a lack of nursing faculty. The good news is as demand for all types of nurses increases, funding for expanding programs and improving recruiting methods has as well.
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.