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Transcript of Nurse
RN's also work with healthy individuals and families to educate them about wellness and disease prevention.
RN's work with patients of all ages promoting physical, mental, and social well being.
What does an RN do?
They care for sick and injured in hospitals and other health care facilities.
RN's provide and manage care for individuals who are ill and their families.
What is a Registered nurse?
Where do they work?
What are their hours?
Most work 35 to 45 hours a week and follow the "normal" work day schedule.
Some work night shifts, including evenings and weekends.
Depending on what field you go in, your hours can be irregular.
Available Career Opportunities
By: Marissa Porter
Labor and Delivery
If you work in Cardiac Care you:
If you work in Neurology you:
If you work in Dermatology you:
Good communication skills.
RNs are professionals licensed by the state in which they work.
Registered Nurse's (RN) function as active members of a
health care team.
Public Health Offices.
Health Home Care Agencies.
Medical/Surgical- Care for a variety of ill or injured patients and patients who have undergone surgery
Critical Care- Care for critically ill or injured patients of all ages
Fields You Could Work In
Care for mothers and babies before, during, and after delivery.
You would work in the labor and delivery/maternity ward.
If you work in labor and delivery field you:
Care for patients with issues involving their hearts.
Care for patients with illnesses or injuries involving the nervous system.
Care for patients with skin conditions such as acne, moles, scabies, etc.
If you work in Orthopedic you:
Care for patients with illnesses or injuries related to muscles and bones.
Perform physical exams and collect patient information.
Meet people in all walks of life.
Help people who cannot help themselves.
Teach people how to take care of themselves.
Creates confidence for dealing with people and stressful situations.
Exposed to many illnesses.
More likely to be injured.
Job Security (as many nurses are needed).
Losing a patient.
Do more work then you get paid for.
Must have a GED or High school diploma, and one of the following options:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN)
The Associate's Degree in Nursing option
is the fastest route to becoming a registered nurse.
It only takes two years, and is offered by community and junior colleges.
When you graduate, you can apply for an
entry-level nursing position and begin
earning valuable experience right away.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
A BSN is a prerequisite for most advanced nursing certifications and degrees. It only requires 2-3 years.
Offered by many colleges and universities.
BSN Nurse's can work in any healthcare setting, including critical care, mental health, and public health.
Diploma programs prepare students to work in hospitals and other inpatient settings, takes 2-3 years.
Offered in hospitals and often is connected with a local college.
Registered Nurse-to- BSN
Programs specifically designed to help RN's who have associates degree's or a diploma, earn a BSN.
Usually takes 2-3 years.
Offer flexible schedules and credit for work experience.
If you already have a Bachelor's degree, this program will allow you to apply some of your college experience towards the general education requirements of a BSN degree.
Once you complete school, you will need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
Takes 1-1.5 years.
Advancing your education adds options
Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Provides care to patients with complex illnesses or injuries.
Often responsible for the continuing education of staff nurse's.
Diagnosis and treats a wide variety of patients.
Works commonly in Doctor offices.
Teaches students about nursing in nursing school.
Be involved with research studies to increase the knowledge base of the nursing profession.
Gives Anesthesia (such as laughing gas) to patients during surgery and non surgery procedures.
Getting your degree
Ideal Schools (out of Indiana)
Grand Canyon University.
Colorado Technical University.
University of Phoenix.
Ideal Indiana Schools
Indiana University: School of Nursing.
Ivy Tech Practical Nursing Program.
Classes you should take
Nursing Practice and Theory.
Required Classes in Indiana
Anatomy and Physiology I.
Introduction to Psychology.
Fundamentals of Public Speaking.
Preparing for your future
What you can do now
Work hard to get good grades.
Study science and math courses.
Consider nursing camp.
Consider writing to an e-mentor and reading profiles of nurses.
Consider job shadowing.
Beginning steps to becoming a Nurse
1.) Learn everything you possibly can about nursing, and interested schools.
2.) Find out which degree you want.
Steps involving school to become a Nurse.
3.) Chose the nursing school that best fits your needs and wants.
4.) Get into the school of your choice, and complete nursing school
The final steps to becoming a Nurse.
5.) Decide what specialty you want to work in (pediatrics, critical, etc.)
6.) Pass the NCLEX
$65,000- $94,000 a year.
A higher salary depends on who you work for, experience, location, specialization, and other factors.
Employee Health Benefits.
Other cool benefits :)
Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
The demand is high, competition is increasing.
Aging Nursing Population- Many nurse's are retiring.
The "Baby Boomer" generation is aging, and requiring more medical care.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts jobs for RN's will increase 23% by 2017.
To Infinity and Beyond..
The future in nursing
The future of nursing
The future is very bright for those in nursing
Salaries are expected to increase due to nursing shortage
A variety of nursing positions will be available and ready
Employers are becoming more flexible with scheduling
How Nursing fits into society
Nursing fits into society because nurse's help take care of sick patients and provide medical treatment as needed.
Why I picked this job
I picked this job because I love helping people, and ever since I was little I have wanted to do something in the medical field. I am going to purse being a Neonatal (NICU) Nurse :)
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Monitor results of treatments
Keep patients informed
Maintain records and charts.