Registered Nurse

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Registered Nurse

Type of education needed for this occupation include either a four year associate degree in nursing or a four year bachelor of science in nursing. When RN program is complete, certification will be granted but you must be licensed in the state you are operating in.

My dream jobRegistered Nurse

The typical starting hourly wage is $31.84, approximately $66,220 annually.After 10 years in this occupation hourly wage will increase to $76.01.

ER nurses work as part of a team with physicians, other nurses and healthcare professionals to provide care, monitor health conditions, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, perform minor medical operations, and advise patients and their familes on illness, care and continued care after a hospital stay.

This occupation currently offers 1,019 part-time and full-time positions near where i live. According to national data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for employment of nurses is expected to increase 26% by 2020, which is much faster than the average occupation. If you'd like to get some experience in this occupations a lot of hospitals offer volunteering programs for medical students.

RN working in the hospital usually work inside unless they are assisting EMT or Paramedic in bringing a patient into the ER. If you choose to be a ER Registered Nurse then you will be in a faster paced environment but if you decide you'd rather be in a slower paced environment then you will be a regular nurse going from room to room. Registered Nurse will tend to work 12 hour shifts a day. Possible health concerns working with blood and other bodily fluids in this profession include, TB, HIV/AIDS, Ebola and plently of other transmittable diseases.

Tools used in this occupation:Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories — Bilimeters; Fetal monitors; Fetal scalp electrodesFlexible endoscopes or accessories or related products — Colonoscopy equipment; Flexible sigmoidoscopes; Gastrointestinal GI endoscopesFloor grade forceps or hemostats — Curved hemostats; Hemostats; Straight hemostatsMedical suction or vacuum appliances — Nasal suctioning equipment; Oral suctioning equipment; Suction equipment; Tracheal suctioning equipmentPeripheral intravenous catheters for general use — Double lumen catheters; Peripheral angiocaths; Single lumen catheters; Triple lumen cathetersTechnology used in this occupation:Data base user interface and query software — IDX Systems softwareMedical software — Epic software; Misys Healthcare Systems software; QuadraMed Affinity Healthcare Information System; Siemens SIENET SkyOffice suite software — Microsoft Office softwareSpreadsheet software — Microsoft ExcelTime accounting software — Kronos Workforce Timekeeper

Things that i find unappealing or unpleasant in this occupation include: Treating patients who are suffering tramatic injuries, handling any type of human bodily fluides, possible chance of catching viruses, lifting and transfering patients and working overtime beyond regularly scheduled hours. The rewarding side of being a RN is being able to impact and save lifes.

An effective nurse is caring, understanding, nonjudgmental and has a strong ability to empathize with patients. Registered nurses deal with the sick and injured and their families on a daily basis, and they need to be able to show them that they truly care about their situations.Communication skills are a basic need for any career. But for nurses, it’s one of the most important aspects of the job. They have to be able to communicate with doctors, patients and coworkers in a very fast-paced environment. They must also listen carefully to doctors’ orders and take perfect notes.

If this occupation does not meet my qualifications for a career this occupation has plently of other similar jobs including:Respiratory TherapistsAcute Care Nurses Critical Care Nurses Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Psychiatric TechniciansRespiratory Therapy TechniciansLicensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Medical Assistants Bright OutlookFirst-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers


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