There is a great need to fill open many available nursing jobs in Alabama. A few years ago the Alabama Board of Nursing developed a Center for Nursing to help deal with the shortage issue. Their goal is to forecast workforce statistics and ensure planning is being done to fix the huge predicted gap between supply and demand for nurses, specifically RNs. The need for LPNs in Alabama will also be expected to increase tremendously, so opportunities in nursing are abundant.
Perianesthesia nurses care for patients before and after those patients undergo anesthesia. Postoperative perianesthesia nursing duties including ensuring the patients breathing and vital signs are normal, and managing the patients pain and nausea. The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc maintains two certification programs: Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN) and Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA)both of which are accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS). The major professional organization for perianesthesia nursing is the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses.