A recent article about Swedish Medical Center in Seattle expresses how there is a great opportunity to work in health care, specifically nursing jobs. This is because there is a major labor shortage in the nursing industry, and it.s only going to get worse as more baby boomer aged nurses get closer to retiring. So, hospitals in Seattle are doing whatever they can to recruit young nurses, train them, and retain them. Other Seattle hospitals are Northwest Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children.s 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.