The nursing profession is still in great demand in Detroit, and many nursing jobs are available despite the decline in the local auto industry. In the upcoming years, employment of RNs is expected to grow, and there will also be a need to fill vacancies left by experienced nurses who will be retiring. Hospitals in Detroit will be greatly affected by the projected statewide nursing shortage, and will be actively recruiting qualified nurses to fill positions. Detroit area hospitals include: St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Henry Ford Hospital, and Children.s Hospital of Michigan.
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.