Critical Care Nursing Jobs
ICU nursing jobs are in great demand around the country so the outlook is exceptional. The need for qualified registered nurses will create over 581,500 jobs by the year 2018.
The nursing shortage is very evident in critical care nursing. The number of travel nurses and temporary nurses has skyrocketed in the past few years. The greatest number of critical care nurses is needed in pediatrics, emergency departments, adult critical care units, and neonatal units.
Many hospitals are now offering qualified ICU nurses very attractive bonuses, continuing education stipends, and relocation bonuses. The use of web based orientation programs are now being used to prepare and attract experience, licensed nurses to become ICU nurses. The Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) is one of those programs.
Critical care nurses are imperative to the daily operations of hospitals around the country. The shortage of certified nurses makes a career as a critical care nurse more enticing. Critical care nurses provide specialized care to patients in need and provide support to the patients and the families. The rewarding career of an ICU nurse is well worth the hard work.