A QUICK GUIDE TO BECOMING A REGISTERED NURSE IN THE U.S
Do you want to be a registered nurse? Here's a quick guide to help you on your road to success.
EVERY NURSE SHOULD HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES:
Good Organizational Skills Emotional Stability
Excellent Critical Thinking Skills Empathy
HOW MUCH MONEY DOES A TYPICAL REGISTERED NURSE EARN?
The average salary of a registered nurse in the U.S. is $69,110. The California is the highest paying state and Nevada is the lowest.
WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION IS REQUIRED TO BE AN R.N?
A registered nurse requires an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN),
A bachelor's degree is usually required for teaching and administrative roles.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN COLLEGE?
....AND MUCH MORE
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU GRADUATE?
Once you graduate from
nursing school, you must
take the National Council
NCLEX-RN in order to be
awarded your nursing license.
You then qualify for most
entry level, staff nurse positions.
WHAT CAN YOU SPECIALIZE IN?
Nursing has a wide variety of speicalties. Here are just a few:
...AND MANY MORE
WHAT DO NURSES REALLY DO?
This really depends on the specialty,
but here are some of the things
registered nurses do.
Develop Care Plans
Educate Patients and family
monitor and evaluate patients
Assess and document
Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
FUN FACTS ABOUT NURSING
Registered nursing is the largest healthcare profession. In 2012 there were 2.8 million jobs in the U.S
Employment is on the incline for registered nurses. There is a projected 27% increase from 2014-2020.
Registered nurses don't just work in hosptials. You may find them working for insurance companies, correctional facilities, medical device companies, kid camps and schools.
In 2013 20 percent of the registered nurses in the U.S only worked part-time.
People are attracted to the nursing profession because of the decent wage, flexible hours and frequent sign-on bonuses.
Nursing has been voted to most trusted profession
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