Nurse

Brenda Solis period 9

My career

I want to become a registered nurse because that´s what I wanted to be since I was a little girl. I like learning about the human body and I just like helping people.

Dutties/ Responsibilities

  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patient's condition.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient´s condition.
  • Prepare patients for and assist with or treatments.
  • Instruct individuals, family, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth or develop health improvement programs.

Average hours/ And work schedule

Hours may depend on the Hospital, but it could be either 8, 10, 12 hours shift. The 8 hour shifts usually start around 7 in the morning

Working locations

Below are the 10 best places to be a nurse based on salary and job openings.

State./Salary (hourly)

1. California $25.45

2. Hawaii $24.76

3. Massachusetts $23.38

4. New Jersey $23.33

5. Alaska $23.09

6. Delaware $22.98

7. Oregon $22.91

8. Nevada $22.83

9. Maryland $22.79

10. Connecticut $22.62

Salary/ Wage potential

Hourly: $31.71
Yearly: $66,000

Education Needed

Registered nurses train by completing a bachelor´s or associate´s degree program in nursing. Related on the-job experience, or an associate´s degree.


Bachelors degree- Will take 4 years
Associate´s degree- Will take 2 years


Skills Required

Social Perceptiveness- Aware of reactions and why they react that way.
Coordination- Adjusting actions in relation to others actions.
Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Science- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Job Outlook/Growth

Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26% from 2010-2020. Which is faster than the average for all occupations.

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