The healthcare industry in South Dakota serves a multi-state region that includes North Dakota and Montana, and many nursing jobs are needed. Despite an 80 percent increase of nursing students in the past decade, there is still a projected shortage of 2,000 nurses in coming years. There is heightened concern in rural areas that includes an aging American Indian population, which is the largest minority group in the state. The good news is that interest in nursing jobs in South Dakota is increasing as demand does; it.s just a matter of whether or not it can keep up.
Urology nurses treat patients that have problems with their urinary tract, kidneys or reproductive organs (usually if male). The major professional organization for urology nursing is the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA), though a pediatric urology nurse may wish to join the Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists (PUNS), a subgroup of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates (CBUNA) maintains the Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner (CUNP) credential exam and the Certified Urologic Registered Nurse (CURN) exam. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.