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A Career In Nursing: Looking at Your Options

*A CAREER IN NURSING: LOOKING AT YOUR OPTIONS ►► According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, this is the nation's largest healthcare profession. THINKING ABOUT Are you detail-oriented? ENTERING THE FIELD Do you like helping others? OF NURSING? Do you have great communication skills? Do you enjoy a varied workday? Do you enjoy working with people? NURSES CAN CHOOSE TO WORK IN: Private homes Schools Government Corporate environments Hospitals Clinics agencies NURSING RESPONSIBILITIES V Coordinate with healthcare team to implement/evaluate patient care plans V Monitor and report patient conditions V Modify treatment plans as necessary V Supervise or direct less-skilled healthcare personell Manage V Educate individuals or groups on health-related topics MOST POPULAR NURSING CAREERS REGISTERED NURSE (RN) THIS IS THE CAREER THAT MOST PEOPLE THINK OF WHEN THEY THINK "NURSE." Associate's degree: Bachelor's degree: - 13 to 18 month time commitment - NCLEX nursing certification required - 4-year time commitment - NCLEX nursing certification required OR THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS ESTIMATES JOB GROWTH FOR RNS IN THE RANGE OF 19% OVER THE NEXT DECADE PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) ANOTHER OPTION IN NURSING IS THE LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (OR LPN) Time commitment: one-year program and license in their respective states. Work in supervised environment with duties overseen by an RN or physician Task-oriented, hands-on care to patients THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR Did you know?A Licensed Vocational Nurse STATISTICS ESTIMATES JOB (LVN) is very similar to an LPN. The main difference, that this title is used in the states of GROWTH FOR LPNS IN THE California and Texas Like LPNS, LVNS work under RANGE OF 25% OVER THE supervision of a doctor or RN. They also perform task-oriented, hands-on care, and can be called NEXT 10 YEARS upon for a wide range of duties. MEDICAL ASSISTANTS WORK CLOSELY WITH MEDICAL ASSISTANT (MA) DOCTORS IN CLINICS AND PHYSICIANS' OFFICES. Education is required. It takes Most keep traditional 9-5 hours and receive on-the-job training Work hands-on 30 weeks to complete the undergraduate certificate. with patients JOB GROWTH IS CONSIDERABLY HIGH FOR THIS FIELD: IT'S PROJECTED AT A HEALTHY 29% OVER THE NEXT DECADE ACCORDING TO THE U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS DO YOU HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHICH NURSING PATH MIGHT FIT YOUR INTERESTS, UFESTYLE AND TIME COMMITMENTS? WHICHEVER PATH YOU CHOOSE, A REWARDING CAREER IN HEALTHCARE AWAITS YOU. Source: http://www.concorde.edu/blog/nursing-career-path ÔNCORDE

A Career In Nursing: Looking at Your Options

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A Career in Nursing looking at your options. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, this is the nation's largest healthcare profession. Nurses can work in schools, government ag...

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