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Copy of My Senior Project (Registered Nurse)
Transcript of Copy of My Senior Project (Registered Nurse)
Tasks of a Registered Nurse
Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions
Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records
Record patients' medical information and vital signs
Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients' conditions
Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions
Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit
Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans
Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity
Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs
Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments
The Reason why I chose
I naturally love helping other people.
I enjoy working with patients.
I like helping people with their physical and
The History of Nursing
Nursing began as a practice reserved for men. The first nursing school was established in India in about 250 B.C., and only men were permitted to attend because men were viewed to be more pure than women. It wasnt until the 1800's that nursing became an organized practice. In the early 1900's, nursing education was received primarily from hospitals rather than colleges or universities. New nursing students were responsible for tasks similar to that of maids- dusting, scrubbing and doing dishes. These students typically worked 10-12 hour shifts seven days a week, for a period of two to three years. After graduating, most worked in patient homes as private- duty nurses and were paid amounts comparable to today's minimum wage. Their duties included bathing, administration of medications and enemas, and tending to wounds and sores. Hospitals evolved from facilities for the extremely poor and death- bound to institutions for general health treatment and childbirth. IN the years that followed, the government invested tremendous sums of money into the health care profession.
Average Annual Salary
The median wage for Nurses in 2012 was about
$74,385 annually which is about $31-$40 hourly
Number of jobs in 2010 (2,737,400)
Job outlook, 2010-2020 (26%) faster than average
Employment change in 2010-2020 (711,900)
Need to Know
Medicine and Dentistry
Customer and Personal Service
Education and Training
Interview Questions for a
What do you like and don't like about your job?
I also love my job. As with anything there are some rude people but it has been my experience that they are few and far between. Its physically challenging because you are on your feet, running around but that makes the time go really fast.
What made you choose nursing?
Seeing the satisfaction she feels every day by helping people in her job inspired my own interest in the field
What differentiates the nurse of a doctor?
The ability of knowledge and academic preparation.
What are the most important skills a nurse should have?
Sociable, empathy, knowledge, human quality and accountability.
Do you prefer to work alone, or part of a team?
Both, because I have the knowledge to work in team and turn alone.
Photos of Registered Nursing
I want to be a Registered Nurse because I feel
I have the talent, skills and desire to help other people feel better.
You help people who cannot do for themselves
You teach people how to do things for themselves
confidence for dealing with situations/people
Can be treated like crap by some doctors or families
Low staffing = more responsibility = high stress
What do you find difficult about being a nurse?
Working with colleagues who are not academically prepared to handle an emergency.
What do you find most rewarding about being a nurse?
The satisfaction of helping patients in health.
How is your relationship with patients?
Are there differences between the nursing professionals in the world?
If, academic preparation, technology and experience.
What else you like to be a nurse?
The satisfaction of helping people in their health.