Vacancies For Nurses - Opportunities Abound for New Nurse Jobs

By: Louis Zw Zhang

Thinking of being a health care professional? How about nursing? This can be a very rewarding job, both in the monetary and mental sense. Nurse salaries remain high, given the shortage of registered nurses in the united States. There are not only a lot of vacancies for nurses but the variety of jobs available continue to increase. This article stakes a look at some rewarding possibilities for a nursing career.

Do you watch CSI? In each episode you will see nurses at work. There's the forensic nurse who works with victims such as sexual assault cases, and analyses bodily evidence. If you enjoy interesting jobs, then being in forensics will test your nursing skills daily on the job. Definitely not for those who prefer more stable nurse jobs.

There's also a hot new area called legal nurse consulting. Yes, like what the name says, it's a nurse who works as a consultant. Legal nurse consultants LNC work with attorneys who handle medical cases such as malpractice lawsuits. Here's where a nurse's professional, on-the- job experience comes in.

LNCs advise lawyers on medical procedures and terms, according to what actually happens, example in a hospital. Or insurance companies may hire them to work as in house consultants. Did I say this job is lucrative? Good consultants can demand $150 per hour rates, and you get the freedom that comes with being a freelancer.

You can also become a travel nurse. For those who do not want to be stuck in one place or say if you're in Texas and want to live in California, a travel nurse job might just be the ticket for you. Nurse staffing companies are always recruiting registered nurses for positions across the country. They will not only find you a job but also take care of relocation matters such as housing as well as your other benefits. Travel nurses make a good salary.

These are three of the "new" nurse jobs. Of course pediatric, dental, surgical nurses in hospitals and private healthcare institutes are great nurse careers to consider. Then there is the family nurse practitioner who works with individuals and family advising on diet, nutrition and health conditions. This is a more personal type of job because you get to know the people you work with.

Nurse practioners function in some ways similar to MDs, and to be a NP requires one to have a Master's degree from an accredited college.

The fastest way to become a nurse is to study to become a Licensed Practical Nurse LPN or in some states also called Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN. This course takes only one way to complete. Of course, salaries for LPNs are not as high as nurses with Bachelors of science in Nursing degrees or even higher.

I've just touched briefly on some of the newer nursing job opportunities available as well as some of their educational requirements. Given that people are living longer and being more and more conscious of their health, you can be sure they'll be no shortage of vacancies for nurses.

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