There are plenty of nursing jobs available in Boston, many in long-term care facilities, veteran.s hospitals and local health clinics. However, because of the down economy, there has been a decline in the number of job vacancies at some hospitals recently, especially teaching facilities. The need for nurses is still expected to grow, though, with many hospitals currently seeking nurses with specialized experience. Some of the top hospitals in the Boston area include: Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and New England Baptist 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.