The nursing shortage in Indiana is one of the worst in the nation, and nursing jobs in hospitals and nursing homes need to be filled soon to avoid a crisis. The Indiana Health Care Association recently found that the vacancy rate for RNs in the state.s nursing homes was the worst in the U.S. An aging workforce and low retention are some of the main problems. However, federal money has recently been given to three Indiana universities to increase faculty at nursing schools and bring additional nurses to critical need facilities.
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.