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Trauma Nurse: May 15

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Shelby Ledbetter

on 13 May 2013

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Today's Trauma Nurse Shelby Ledbetter
May 15, 2013 Sources Advice! Benefits General Description Environment Education A trauma nurse is the title given to nurses who work in emergency wards and other locations in hospitals where they deal with heavy situations
It is stressful job and only Registered Nurses with a lot of experience in an ER, ICU or other critical care setting have this job.
They assess patients and provide necessary triage, perform procedures such as intubation, placing IVs and administering medications
The trauma nurse cares for patients who are critically ill from injuries received from automobile accidents, gun shot wounds, fires and other medical emergencies.
They work 12 hour shifts on their feet In all nursing education programs, students take courses in nursing, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology and other social and behavioral sciences.

A BSN (bachelor of science in nursing), which takes four years to obtain, is preferred in many hospitals.

The minimum requirement is the RN (registered nurse) license. A RN license can be obtained through two years in an ADN program (associate degree in nursing) which usually takes two to three years.

Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) which is a course in which you learn the basics of being a trauma nurse. The main benefit is being able to save peoples lives! It is a very satisfying feeling to help people that come in needing help. You do it because you love what you're doing and you wanna make people better.
It is a growing career and I believe that there will always be jobs open in this field
Working in this field is a challenge everyday
Nursing is a career that people take a lot of pride in and make a difference in others lives. There are numerous different jobs that you can have the Healthcare field. It can be very rewarding if you take it into consideration the realities of it. Be prepared for long hours, you are on your feet a lot, sometimes you don't get lunch or bathroom breaks. Nursing is something you truly have to love and be interested in to succeed. This is life and peoples family and is something to be taken seriously, to be very responsible. You make a big difference! Lightsey, Roma. "Job Description of Trauma Nurses With a RN | eHow." eHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Discover the expert in you.. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 May 2013. <http://www.ehow.com/about_6313432_job-description-trauma-nurses-rn.html>. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited May 09, 2013). "Emergency Room Nurse, career interview from drkit.org - YouTube." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2013. ER nurses can work in hospitals or stand-alone emergency rooms
Some work in the military and specialize in treating combat injuries.
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Be able to handle the pressures and the stresses of being the ones in charge of various types of life-saving measures for the patients
On your feet a lot Projected Job Growth Comparing Other Jobs A Growing Career A Registered Nurse is a fully trained nurse with an official certificate of competence.
A Doctor is a qualified practitioner of medicine or a physician.
A Surgeon is a medical practitioner qualified to practice surgery. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2008 there were about 2.6 million nursing jobs in the country.
Employment of nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
A common salary for a trauma nurse is between $60,000 – $70,000, with various additional bonuses and benefits being attached.
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