Nurse

Jennifer Tran

Nurse

A nurse is a person that spends a lot of time with their patient. They can measure your temperature, heigh, weight, etc. They are usually dressed in scrubs, you can tell if someone is a nurse or not when you are in the hospital. They sometime can treat a patient but mostly they care for the patient.

Certifications Necessary to Practice

Two major certifications you need to become a nurse are National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

Daily Activities of a Nurse

On a day to day basis, nurses take care of patients, acute care, case management, treatment planning, and clinical experiences.

Education Requirements

Something you will need educational wise to be a nurse is to become a licensed partical nurse (LPN) or registered nurse (RN).

Payday

The starting average income for a Registered Nurse (RN) is around $57,932 and the potential income is $69,884.

What skills are necessary to be successful in nursing?

They're many skills that you will need to be successful in nursing. For example, ethics, compassion, communication, confidence, etc.

Practice Settings

Registered Nurses can work in many places such as the hospital, physician's office, home healthcare services, etc.

Fun Facts

1.) Nurses can also be doctors.

2.) Most nurses make an average of $20-$38 dollars an hour.

3.) Most nurses are women.

A Day in the Life - Laurie (ER Nurse)