As the need for more nursing jobs increases in the state of Washington, campaigns are running to increase the awareness of the value of the nursing profession to society. Washington faces many of the same problems as other states in its nursing shortage, so a major focus has been adding nursing faculty and improving nursing education programs for the rapidly expanding number of people interested in nursing as a career. if all goes according to plan, the state will be able to reverse the scary projection of being 26,000 nurses short by the year 2020.
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.