The need to fill nursing jobs in Missouri is substantial, as the state currently has a nurse vacancy rate of 9.5 percent. It is as high as 17 percent in rural areas. There is a critical shortage of BSN nurses, and the problem is being made worse because of a lack of nursing educators. However, state officials are working on this issue, and the governor of Missouri recently said that motivated students are in high demand to take on the nursing shortage challenge, be successful, and improve the state.s health care system.
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.