The demand for nurses in Sacramento remains high despite the weakened economy, as it is projected more nursing jobs will be needed soon to care for aging baby boomers. Also, more than one in 10 RNs working for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region is over 60 years old, suggesting an imminent surge in retirements. This means many replacement nurses will soon be needed. Hospitals in the Sacramento area offer RNs a good salary, typically starting around $30 an hour, and include Sutter Memorial Hospital and Mercy General Hospital.
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.