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An In Depth Look at the Many Sides of Nursing

EXPLORING THE SPECTRUM An In-Depth Look at the Many Sides of Nursing LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) Licensed practical nurses provide basic care that includes monitoring patients' health, maintaining records, and performing simple health care tasks such as TICAL PRACT bathing, dressing, or changing bandages. LPNS work under the supervision of registered nurses. EDUCATION Minimum of a one-year certification course LICENSURE National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) JOB 25% projected growth from 2012 to 2022 GROWTH $30,970 $57,360* 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 *This number represents the median salary for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses. REGISTERED NURSE (RN) "|||T'||||''||||'! Registered nurses are responsible for administering medication, setting patient care plans, operating medical equipment, performing diagnostic tests, and ONURSE analyzing test results. They may oversee LPNS, home health aides, or nursing assistants. REGISTERED EDUCATION BSN, ADN, or diploma LICENSURE National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) JOB ll 19% projected growth from 2012 to 2022 GROWTH $45,040 $94,720 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 NURSE PRACTITIONER Nurse practitioners perform physical examinations, order and analyze PRACTITIONER diagnostic tests, diagnose health problems, and prescribe pharmacologic treatments. nurse practitioner is a licensed independent practitioner. EDUCATION Master's degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) LICENSURE Varies by state, typically licensure as an RN followed by specialty licensure appropriate for the area the NP will work in JOB 34% projected growth from 2012 to 2022 GROWTH $64,100 $120,500 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 NURSE ANESTHETIST Nurse anesthetists assist anesthesiologists. Duties include performing a preanesthesia assessment, administering medication, and managing monitoring ANESTHETIST equipment. EDUCATION Master's degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) LICENSURE Varies by state, typically licensure as an RN followed by the National Certification Examination from the National Board of Certification and Recer- tification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) JOB 25% projected growth from 2012 to 2022 GROWTH $105,810 $176,060 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 NURSE MIDWIFE A certified nurse midwife provides care from preconception through the postpartum period. Nurse midwives may work in hospitals, clinics, and homes. NURSE MIDWIFE EDUCATION Master's degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) LICENSURE Varies by state, typically licensure as an RN followed by certification as a Certified Nurse-Midwife or Certified Midwife from the Midwifery Certification Board JOB 29% projected growth from 2012 to 2022 GROWTH $62,480 $119,690 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 PROJECTED NURSING SHORTAGES WA ME VT NH MT ND OR MN NY MA WI ст RI SD ID MI WY PA NJ IA NE Он MD DE NV IL IN WV. VA UT CO CA KS MO KY NC TN AZ SC OK AR NM GA MS AL LA TX FL AK HI HIGH SHORTAGE MEDIUM SHORTAGE LOW SHORTAGE SURPLUS CALIFORNIA SOUTH CAROLINA IDAHO VERMONT CA 193,100 SC 15,477 ID 6,830 VT 2,149 FLORIDA MARYLAND HAWAII MAINE FL 128,364 MD 12,894 HI 6,617 ME 1,824 TEXAS NEW MEXICO MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI TX 109,779 NM 12,884 MS 4,551 MO 1,757 ARIZONA COLORADO PENNSYLVANIA WYOMING AZ 56,781 CO 12,550 PA 4,091 WY 1,689 GEORGIA OREGON KANSAS IOWA GA 43,075 OR 11,321 KS 3,827 IA 1,243 NEW YORK OKLAHOMA OHIO NORTH DAKOTA NY 39,696 OK 11,120 Он 3,630 ND 811 VIRGINIA WISCONSIN MONTANA DELAWARE VA 32,464 WI 10,530 MT 3,479 DE 616 MICHIGAN UTAH CONNECTICUT RHODE ISLAND MI 25,725 UT 10,416 CT 3,259 RI 354 NEW JERSEY LOUISIANA KENTUCKY NEBRASKA NJ 23,358 LA 10,249 KY 3,244 NE 238 NORTH CAROLINA INDIANA NEW HAMPSHIRE SOUTH DAKOTA NC 20,851 IN 9,112 NH 3,091 SD - 1,692 WASHINGTON TENNESSEE ALASKA MASSACHUSETTS WA 20,609 TN 8,770 AK 2,961 MA - 9,690 NEVADA ARKANSAS MINNESOTA NV 19,398 AR 8,545 MN 2,750 ILLINOIS ALABAMA WEST VIRGINIA IL 18,240 AL 8,212 WV 2,480 Sources http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm#tab-1 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm#tab-1 http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm#tab-2 http://www.cc-institute.org/aprn/promote/np-job http://www.aana.com/resources2/professionalpractice/Pages/Position-Description-for-a-CRNA.aspx http://www.nurse.com/students/careersinnursing/nursingpositions/cnm.htm http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1148&context=publichealthresources MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS http://onlinenursingdegrees.maryville.edu/ LISENCED NURSE NURSE NURSE

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