Nursing jobs in Idaho have been one of the state.s hottest jobs in recent years, and demand for nurses is expected to continue. A few years ago Idaho was facing a projected shortage of nurses nearly double the national average. But state officials focused on the problem and increased numbers of Idaho residents joined the nursing workforce, considerably improving the situation. It is now projected that the supply of RNs in the state should be close to meeting demand if nursing programs continue to expand as expected.
Radiology nurses treat patients that are undergoing diagnostic radiation procedures such as radiation therapy, radiography, MRIs, mammography, computed tomography and ultrasound. The major professional organization for radiology nursing is the Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing (ARIN). The Radiologic Nursing Certification Board (RNCB), a subsidiary of ARIN, maintains the Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN) credential program. To be eligible to take the CRN credential exam, registered nurses must have an active RN license and at least 2,000 hours of radiology nursing experience within the past 3 years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.