The need to fill nursing jobs in Arizona is at an all-time high. This is especially true in Phoenix, where the population is growing rapidly. To try and meet the ever increasing demand for nurses, schools such as ASU and Grand Canyon University have expanded enrollment and will continue to do so. Hospitals such as St. Joseph.s Hospital & Medical Center are doing their part by keeping staff happy with bonuses and incentives and helping develop careers. Other major hospitals in the Phoenix area include Maricopa Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Renal dialysis nurses, also called nephrology nurses, treat patients that suffer from kidney disease that has been caused by substance abuse, diabetes, hypertension and more, and patients that are at-risk for developing kidney disease. The major professional organization for renal dialysis nurses is the American Nephrology Nurses? Association (ANNA). The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) maintains the following credential programs for registered nurses: Certified Nephrology Nurse ? Nurse Practitioner (CNN-NP), Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN) and Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.