A recent report indicates that the vacancy rate for nursing jobs in Cincinnati has decreased in recent years, but nurses are still in demand. The Health Council of Greater Cincinnati.s report specifically states that the vacancy rate for RNs dropped to 5.5 percent last year, down from 7.3 percent in 2007. This can be attributed to increased efforts in the area to improve nursing programs and expand admissions, as well as enhanced recruiting and retention efforts. Some of Cincinnati.s main hospitals are Good Samaritan Hospital, Christ Hospital, and University 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.