Registered Nurse

Kezya Hoefert

A Day in the Life of.... A Registered Nurse

A day in the life of a nurse is interesting and also can be fun. First of all registered nurses work under the supervision of doctors. They also work with other nurses, therapists, patients and their families. Second, they provide expert health care, support, assistance, and information. A registered nurse can manage the care of individual patients, and meet with attending physicians. Third, they need to keep detailed records. They have to be organized with all work they do. Last, they work in hospitals, doctors' offices, nursing homes, and clinic. Registered Nurses work with other nurses, therapists, patients and their families. All in all a registered nurses day is very interesting and exciting.

A registered nurse has to use a lot of thinking. First, being a registered nurse you have to use both your head and your hands. They have to use their hands by working with patients and helping them get better in any way possible. They use their brain by needing to understand health treatments and other health care. Second, they have to work about 40 hours a week. Some work night or evening hours and they may switch shifts. Registered nurses also share weekend and holiday hours, or come in when it is their turn to be on call. Third, a registered nurse earns about $51,020 per year. Last, their training usually lasts three to four years. They also need a license. Registered nurses have good people skills, are good at math, and working with data. In conclusion a registered nurse has to do a lot of thinking and training.

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