By : Natascia Raimondi

Job Description

RNs perform a wide variety of job duties during their shifts, caring for and educating patients about their conditions, as well as establishing trust and building a close relationship with patients and their families.

Daily Tasks and Responsibilities

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.
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Education and Training

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 be licensed.

Job Skills

Some job skills needed to pursue a career as a nurse are excellent people skills, good communication & observation, and able to deal with emotionally charged situations.

Work Environment

Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home health care services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in correctional facilities, schools, or serve in the military.
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High School Preparation

Related Courses at Leyden:

Medical careers would be a related course to my future career because nursing is a medical job. Another course is biology because medical careers have a lot to do with science courses in high school.

Extra Curricular Activities/Clubs:

Skills USA would help me pursue my future career because this club gives me the chance to have actual work experience with the career of my choice. Another club would be Key Club because this club blends service with outstanding leadership training and this club would encourage me to become involved in my school and community.


"A major part of becoming a nurse is also to have some experience working with patients. Depending on what kind of unit a nurse is working in, hospitals will also provide specialty training on-the-job for nurses. Also when you begin as a nurse, it won't be a walk in the park, but education and persistence will help you succeed." - Jackie L. Merecki who is a registered nurse at St. John's Providence Health System in Detroit, Michigan.


Some adults that I can go to are...

1. Mrs. Koenck - Biology teacher at East Leyden

2. Mr. Pecucci - Digital Literacy teacher at East Leyden

3. Mrs. Gustafson - My counselor at East Leyden

Post Secondary Plans

The top 5 colleges that would help me reach my career path would be...

1. Columbia University in NY

2. New York University in NY

3. Georgetown University in Washington, DC

4. Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY

5. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

Nursing - A Day in the Life, Laurie