There is a great need to fill open many available nursing jobs in Alabama. A few years ago the Alabama Board of Nursing developed a Center for Nursing to help deal with the shortage issue. Their goal is to forecast workforce statistics and ensure planning is being done to fix the huge predicted gap between supply and demand for nurses, specifically RNs. The need for LPNs in Alabama will also be expected to increase tremendously, so opportunities in nursing are abundant.
Wound, ostomy and continence nurses care for patients that have wounds (including ulcers and those caused by injury), ostemies (artificial openings that allow for alternate disposal of bodily wastes) and/or incontinence. The major professional organization is the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Certification is maintained by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB), and their CWOCN, COCN, CWCN and CCCN credentials are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent, overall job growth for registered nurses. The median registered nurse salary is $62,450.