Medical-surgical nursing field on the rise

The medical-surgical nursing field is on the rise in healthcare, the Chicago Tribune reports. The nursing field in general is growing considerably, and the pace and responsibilities of the medical-surgical nurse profession means they are particularly in demand. Medical-surgical, or med-surg, nurses, are responsible for monitoring patient symptoms, analyzing labs and reports, and delegating or coordinating hands-on care. The pay averages $75,000 a year but perhaps the most valuable takeaway is a diverse array of experience that they can later use in a specialty career. "You get a little bit of everything--wounds, cardiacs, diabetics--it's a wide variety of patients so you have to know what you're looking for," Joanne Corrigan, who spent 30 years as a nursing supervisor at Ingalls Hospital, told the Tribune. Article