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.
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.