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  • 1. Registered Nurse By: Princess Alston March 2, 2011
  • 2. Earnings
    • RN’s can earn in their annual pay anywhere from $43,410-$92,240.
  • 3. Educational Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Associate degree
    • Diploma from an approved nursing program
  • 4.
    • RN’s may advance in their fields, if they decide to go back to school and earn a higher level of education in the nursing field.
  • 5. Nature Of Work
    • Educate patients & the public about various medical conditions.
    • Record patients medical history & symptoms.
    • Help perform diagnostic tests.
    • Operate medical tools.
    • Give out treatments & medication, etc.
  • 6. Working Conditions
    • Over all well-lighted, comfortable caring facilities.
    • Spend a lot of time walking & standing.
    • Most patients need 24-hour care.
    • May work holidays, over nights, & weekends.
    • Have to be on call and able to work in short notice, etc.
  • 7. Job Outlook
    • Over all job occupancy is excellent, there is almost always an extra RN needed.
  • 8. Advantages
    • Good pay
    • Flexible schedule (sometimes)
    • Generous benefits
    • Travel opportunities
    • Job security
    Disadvantages
    • Long shifts
    • Educational recertification requirements
    • Physically tough work tasks
    • Demanding patients
    • Infectious Illnesses
    • Legally required overtime
  • 9. Personal Skills & Reasons
    • I’m:
      • Caring
      • Patient
      • Responsible
      • Concerned for others’ well-being
      • Can easily show that I’m emotionally stable, even if I’m not on the inside.
  • 10. Things That Can Be Done To Prepare For This Job
    • Start taking advantage of medical internship offers.
    • Stay on track in school (in the medical field)
    • Get hands on experience
  • 11. Bibliography
    • http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm#outlook
    • http://www.ehow.com/about_4745465_advantages-disadvantages-being-registered-nurse.html
    • http://www.google.com