There are plenty of nursing jobs available in Boston, many in long-term care facilities, veteran.s hospitals and local health clinics. However, because of the down economy, there has been a decline in the number of job vacancies at some hospitals recently, especially teaching facilities. The need for nurses is still expected to grow, though, with many hospitals currently seeking nurses with specialized experience. Some of the top hospitals in the Boston area include: Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and New England Baptist Hospital.
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.