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Registered nurse

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

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