A recent report indicates that the vacancy rate for nursing jobs in Cincinnati has decreased in recent years, but nurses are still in demand. The Health Council of Greater Cincinnati.s report specifically states that the vacancy rate for RNs dropped to 5.5 percent last year, down from 7.3 percent in 2007. This can be attributed to increased efforts in the area to improve nursing programs and expand admissions, as well as enhanced recruiting and retention efforts. Some of Cincinnati.s main hospitals are Good Samaritan Hospital, Christ Hospital, and University Hospital.
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.