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Myra Yip

on 20 September 2015

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Transcript of Nursing

How do you become a registered nurse?
1) High school diploma
A Typical Work Day
If you ...
Are a caring and sympathetic person, a strong communicator, and have good people skills, this could be the job for you !
What does a registered nurse (RN) do?
2) Post-secondary nursing program
3) Bachelor's degree in nursing (BN) or Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees (BScN)
- provide direct patient care
- present health information
- perform urgent procedures in an emergency department
- manage and instruct other nurses in a large teaching hospital
- teach and do research at a university
Salary of a registered nurse:
- vary with education level
How nurses work with patients:
1. Assess patients’ physical, mental, and emotional health status
- full time: $40 000 - $90 000
2. Help design and carry out treatment plans for patients
- managers and administrators earn most
- part time: paid by hours worked
receives benefits: dental coverage, paid vacations, paid sick days
3. Monitor the results of treatments or improvement
4. Keep patients and their families informed about their medical options and educate them about health issues
The nursing job market:
- Growing nursing shortage because of aging baby boomers
4) Pass an exam administered by your provincial nursing association
- Even if lots of new nurses are trained, it will be very difficult to offset the large number of nursing retirements that are anticipated

- Expanding roles in nursing means greater career avenues

Grade 9
Health & Physical Education

Grade 10
Grade 11
Civics & Careers
Computer Technology
Health & Physical Education
Grade 12
Algebra & Geometry
Health & Physical Education

(Drama, Music, Art)
Education Plan
- Increased demand for RNs doesn't always translate into more jobs according to government
less nurses = longer work hours
By: Ani Merzaian & Myra Yip
The Path to Becoming a Registered Nurse
There are 3 main nursing positions:
1) Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs)
Options For Post Secondary in Ontario
- earn diploma in practical nursing in a program
- careers suited to patients with less complex needs
2) Registered Nurse (RNs)
- must have baccalaureate degree
-Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BScN) or Bachelor of Nursing degree (BN)
- are for patients with more complex needs in unpredictable situations
3) Nurse Practioners (NPs)
- is a RN with advanced university education who provides personalized, quality health care to patients
- NPs work in four specialties: primary health care, adult and pediatric care and anaesthesia
McMaster University
Queen’s University

School of Nursing Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Nursing Faculty of Health Sciences
Ryerson University
School of Nursing
University of Toronto
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Ontario Employment Options
7:30 am – 8:00 am

Arrive at work and review reports on patients.

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Assess patients from head to toe

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Visit each patient along with the doctor, pharmacist, social worker, and physiotherapist; discuss every aspect of a patient’s care.

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Coffee break

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do whatever treatments are necessary

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch (if no emergencies arise)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Code blue (patient is not breathing or their heart has stopped). Quickly hook patient up to monitor and assess heart and lung status; perform CPR; administer medication to try and save their life; continue CPR and heart and lung status checks; try to do everything we can.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Admit a new patient

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Review day with a doctor; talk about specific patient care.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Assess patients

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner (if no emergencies arise)

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Treat patients

7:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Provide patient reports to next shift of nurses before going home.
North York General Hospital
SickKids Hospital
Markham Stouffville
Guelph General Hospital
The Scarborough Hospital
Humber River Hospital
Humber College
Nursing Program
Seneca College
Baccalaureate Nursing (RN) Programs
Conestoga College
Nursing Program
Centennial College
HP Science and Technology Campus
School of Health Sciences
(University of New Brunswick)
(Collaborative Partners)
Probability & Statistics
Health & Physical Education
There is also Pediatric Nursing, Cardiac Nursing, Emergency Nursing etc
AND if you are able to except responsibility, supervise others, work well under pressure and follow instructions properly, this is definitely a career to consider !!
What's the Difference Between Colleges and Universities?
Path to Nursing
Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN)

A two-year degree
An ADN is the minimum requirement to become a Registered Nurse

* many employers require a bachelor's degree for many RN nursing roles *
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

A four-year degree from a university or college.
Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree

Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing or related field in order to obtain your MSN
A master's degree in nursing is required to become an advanced practice nurse (APN or APRN).
Choose your path based on which nursing degree is required for the career you want.
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