Registered Nurse

Jazmin Sifuentes

Career Description

In this career you provide care for the patients in your care, educate you patients and the public about various health conditions and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Duties and Responsibilities

A registered nurse will have to be recording a patients medical histories and symptoms. Also have to administer patients medicine and treatment, it also includes setting up plans for the patients care. The nurse will also have to be observing her patients and the care that the patients are getting. There will be operating and monitoring medical equipment. Also consulting to a doctor and or other healthcare professionals about the patients.

Education requirements

You will need to have a bachelors on science degree for nursing, an associates degree in nursing, or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses must also be licensed. A few of important skills they will need to have is compassion for the patients and the patients family's, Critical- thinking skills to identify if the care for a patient is the right care and what the patient needs, and detail orientated so that you can be organized while looking for a patients medical history or when a doctor needs documents of a patient.

Job Outlook

This career of being a Registered nurse will increase in the future by 19%. More and More people are needing assistance to take care of themselves and the population is getting bigger.

Salary and work Environment

The estimated salary for this career would be $31.48. The estimated annual wage if you work in a physicians office (doctors office) would be $58,420. If you work for the government the annual wage is $68,540. You will be on feet most of the time and recording patients medical history.

Career Connections

The two people love being a registered nurse working in a hospital, "I love my job, I get to meet new people everyday." They also like that they are the ones who can sometimes make a change in someone's life and they hope that they can do that for every person that they meat. "It's a great feeling knowing that you just changed that person's life for the better." They feel great about being able to help someone everyday "that's what gets me out of bed in the morning. Knowing that I might change a person's life and to know that I'm helping them out."
A Day in the Life: Nursing at Michigan (NATIONAL NURSES WEEK 2014)