Since at least 2003, Minnesota has experienced a shortage of nurses and a high demand to fill nursing jobs. Inadequate RN staffing has particularly been a challenge across the state. Like most other states, the factors contributing to this shortage are an aging RN workforce, a lack of nursing educators for qualified nursing applicants, and more patients in hospitals. However, recent federal funding to boost health care training and Minnesota colleges. expansion of nursing programs are helping address the demand to fill nursing jobs.
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.