Capstone: Registered Nurse

Selena Lopez

Career Field

A registered nurse is a nurse who has graduated from a college's nursing program or from a school of nursing and has passed a national licensing exam.

Different areas in the field

Case Management Nurse- a nurse who is responsible for along term patient, with the goal of developing a treatment plan designed so that the patient’s health remains as stable as possible

Emergency and trauma nursing-specialized training and a personality geared toward handling chaotic situations with caring and calm professionalism

Oncology nursing-specialize in oncology work with cancer patients and their families

Pediatric nursing- enjoy working with infants and young children

Education/ Training Requirements

Registered Nurses usually take one of three education paths: a bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate's degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.

Salary Information

The BLS reports the median salary for a registered nurse was $65,470 in 2012. The best-paid 10 percent of RNs made more than $94,720, while the bottom 10 percent earned less than $45,040. In 2012, the highest median salaries were earned by nurses working in government, hospitals and home health care.

The Relationship Between My Research And Interveiw

The research was easy to find but what's not easy is being there in person and hearing it from their perspective. I interviewed Mrs. Weaver and how she overcame the most life changing experience, and while hearing her she also explained why she wouldn't want to change her job for anything in the world, that really inspired me to try harder . The stories she told me also made me laugh and cry, being there and seeing it in person must have been scary but she still loves doing what she does.
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Pediatric Nursing

A pediatric nurse helps children and infants , I chose this career because I have siblings who always gets hurt and sometimes wake up in the middle of the night scared. I want to be the type of person who helps people in need and sometimes I act like a kid but that's what children need someone to make them feel safe and secure.
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My Story

I picked Nursing because I've always had a soft spot for kids. When I was in fourth grade I went to the hospital because I had to get my independix taken out and whenever I walked around the hospital there was always kids whose parents worked like mine and was probably lonely but the nurses never made us feel that way. They played with us and made us happy, ever since then I've always wanted to be a nurse so I can help kids and make them smile.


In conclusion I realized that this is the job I want to do , I believe no other job would fit me perfect than this one . I want to be able to make children smile and laugh even when things get bad, and show them there's still hope. I know I belong there because I love making kids happy and what better way than being there in their time of need.