The demand for nurses in Sacramento remains high despite the weakened economy, as it is projected more nursing jobs will be needed soon to care for aging baby boomers. Also, more than one in 10 RNs working for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region is over 60 years old, suggesting an imminent surge in retirements. This means many replacement nurses will soon be needed. Hospitals in the Sacramento area offer RNs a good salary, typically starting around $30 an hour, and include Sutter Memorial Hospital and Mercy General Hospital.
OB/GYN refers to obstetrics and gynecology. An obstetrics nurse helps women through their pregnancy, labor and delivery and may work as a labor and delivery nurse. A gynecological nurse focuses on treating women with disorders of the reproductive system, including hysterectomies, cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. OB/GYN nurses may work in either a hospital or clinic setting. The National Certification Corporation offers the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing credential (RNC-OB), the Women?s Health Care Nurse Practitioner credential (WHNP-BC) and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.