Nevada has an abundance of available nursing jobs. As the nation.s fastest growing state, it also has fewer nurses as a proportion of its work force than almost anywhere else in the country. In fact, it has the second-to-worst nurse to population ratio in the nation at 604 per 100,000. This has resulted in some hospitals in areas like Las Vegas having to send patients away for certain care they are not equipped for. This is a problem, but is good news for any RNs, LPNs, or Nursing Assistants looking for work. There is a constant statewide demand for nurses in Nevada, and salaries and benefits offered rank near the top among Western states.
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.