Maine is facing the same problem as many other Northeast states when it comes to nursing jobs: Too many patients, not enough nurses. As one of the most rural states in the nation, the nursing shortage has the potential to seriously impact the delivery of health care to the population. There is a projected shortage of 5,200 nurses during the next 15 years. RNs, LPNs, and Nurse Midwives are in great demand in both Maine.s urban and rural areas.
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.