In Northern California, there has been great expansion of nursing programs in recent years, meaning that during this recession there is tougher competition for San Francisco nursing jobs. Nursing graduates and students shouldn.t be alarmed, however, as demand for RNs will be growing and hospitals will need plenty of nurses to prepare for the long-term shortage. San Francisco.s largest hospitals include: St. Mary.s Medical Center, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and UCSF Medical Center.
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.