Becoming a Registered Nurse?

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What Rigistered Nurses do?

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Work Conditions...

Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. They also work in correctional facilities, schools, summer camps, and with the military.

The Education...

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a bachelor's degree in nursing, an associate’s degree in nursing, or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses must also become licensed by passing a national licensing examination

Salary

The salary varies from which location you want to take when you become an RN.


The Future...

Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur primarily because of technological advancements; an increased emphasis on preventative care; and the large, aging baby-boomer population who will demand more healthcare services as they live longer and more active lives.

Pros and cons...

Pros...

  • You can work with all types of people
  • Good salary
  • you effect peoples lives

Cons...

  • you may be blamed for something that happens to somebody
  • you may be on-call all hours of the day, everyday
  • can be hard on your emotions

Advanced Opportunties...

Registered nurses may pursue advancement through advanced practice nursing, a category that includes nurse-midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. These are some of the most highly paid branches of the nursing profession, and advanced practice nurses exercise a level of independence and responsibility that places them just below physicians. Advanced practice nurses provide surgical anesthesia services, obstetric and gynecological care and primary medical care for families or children. They act as specialized care providers in a variety of other clinical settings.