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Nursing<br />“A large and growing field with many opportunities.”<br />-Karen Spears, RN<br />
Do you like learning new things, meeting new people or simply doing something new everyday?<br />If so, Nursing may be the...
Nursing is a job of multi-tasking.  - Melinda Klebbonoff<br />It requires a number of skills and the ability to do them we...
Nursing <br />There are many different areas of nursing to go into including:<br />CNA<br />RN<br />PHN (public health nur...
What kind of reading and writing will you do as an RN?<br />“Since the body doesn’t change, most of the reading I do comes...
Subjects which will help you prepare for nursing<br />Anatomy and Physiology<br />Knowledge of the body and how it works<b...
Importance of Communication<br />Nurse -patient relationship is key<br />If the relationship is to be established as a rel...
Changing Technologies<br />“It is crucial that the [staff’s technological skills]are updated regularly” because changes in...
So how do you keep up with the fast pace of the medical world?<br />To keep up to date in this fast paced and ever-changin...
References<br />Leduc, Karen, and Anne Marie Kotzer &quot;BRIDGING THE GAP: A 	Comparison of 	the Professional Nursing Val...
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  1. 1. Nursing<br />“A large and growing field with many opportunities.”<br />-Karen Spears, RN<br />
  2. 2. Do you like learning new things, meeting new people or simply doing something new everyday?<br />If so, Nursing may be the thing for you!<br />
  3. 3. Nursing is a job of multi-tasking. - Melinda Klebbonoff<br />It requires a number of skills and the ability to do them well too. <br />“Registered nurses perform a number of basic functions including: <br />treating patients, recording symptoms and medical histories, performing diagnostic tests, and administering treatment under the supervision of a physician.” – Karen Spears, RN.<br />
  4. 4. Nursing <br />There are many different areas of nursing to go into including:<br />CNA<br />RN<br />PHN (public health nurse)<br />Nurse Practitioner<br />Nurse Midwife<br />CRNA (Certified registered nurse anesthetist)<br />HHN (Homes Health Nurse)<br />Occupational Health nurse<br />Licensed Vocational<br />And more jobs are being created all the time<br />Most RN programs are between 2-4 years long depending on the area of interest.<br />CNA requires less schooling than an RN<br />RN Associate degree is usually 2 years long<br />RN Bachelors degree is usually 4 years long<br />However, regardless of the degree everyone has to take the same RN test.<br />
  5. 5. What kind of reading and writing will you do as an RN?<br />“Since the body doesn’t change, most of the reading I do comes from the newspaper or journal articles on new emerging technologies.” – Karen Spears, RN<br />One also needs to be able to interpret notes made by other nurses or doctors. <br />Insurance policies also change a lot so “you have to keep up to date with which policycovers what or how long the patients have to stay in order to get covered and etc.” – Bobby Morgan, RN<br />Since the medical system is becoming more universal, most of the writing has been transferred to the computer through typing.<br />Typing is a daily process used to keep patients’ records and other nurses up-to-date.<br />In order to limit errors in documentation during a shift change, a nurse must be able to write well enough so he or she can communicate to the next nurse the patients’ information.<br />This may include reports, memos, or other instructions tooon a daily basis.<br />
  6. 6. Subjects which will help you prepare for nursing<br />Anatomy and Physiology<br />Knowledge of the body and how it works<br />“A nurse must know these things and keep up with the new procedures found in different medical journals.” – Melinda Klebbonoff<br />Communication skills<br />“This is important for not only communicating with the rest of the staff but for forming good patient relationships too.” – Bobby Morgan.<br />Technology skills<br />This includes skills with word processing, excel, email and spread sheets.<br />“New and emerging technologies are considered essential to decrease medical errors and ease nurses’ paperwork burden” (McNeil 341).<br />
  7. 7. Importance of Communication<br />Nurse -patient relationship is key<br />If the relationship is to be established as a relationship of trust, the patient’s need should be met to the best of our ability.<br />A nurse must be able to communicate with the patient on a personal level as well as communicating the information recorded in his or her charts.<br />Communicationis both verbal and nonverbal<br />Listening and being able to ask the right questions without offending anyone is very important<br />“You have to be able to honor the patients’ wishes and respect how they feel about things; being as empathetic and sympathetic as you can.” – Melinda Klebbonoff<br />
  8. 8. Changing Technologies<br />“It is crucial that the [staff’s technological skills]are updated regularly” because changes in how to treat patients occur almost on a daily basis (Bryant 8).<br />Today, technology moves at a much faster rate than it used to.<br />According to RN, Melinda Klebbonoff, “One will find that after six months at a[clinical nursing] job they don’t have the same job--there is always something new to do.”<br />
  9. 9. So how do you keep up with the fast pace of the medical world?<br />To keep up to date in this fast paced and ever-changing field, it is vital not only to be aware of changes in technology and procedures, but current events conveyed in the news, journals, and magazines as well.<br />By keeping up with current medical events in the media, a nurse will be more able to understand the many different concerns of their patients, which would result in more trusting relationships with patients allowing the nurse to provide the best care possible.<br />
  10. 10. References<br />Leduc, Karen, and Anne Marie Kotzer &quot;BRIDGING THE GAP: A Comparison of the Professional Nursing Values of Students, New Graduates, and Seasoned Professionals.&quot; Nursing Education Perspectives 30.5 (2009): 279-284. Consumer Health Complete - EBSCOhost. EBSCO. Web. 5 Dec. 2009.<br />Cappabianca, Agnes, et al. &quot;Strengthening the Nurse--Patient Relationship: &quot;What Is the Most Important Thing I Can Do for You Today?.&quot; Creative Nursing 15.3 (2009): 151-156. Consumer Health Complete - EBSCOhost. EBSCO. Web. 5 Dec. 2009.<br />Bryant, Hannah &quot;Open learning.&quot; Emergency Nurse 17.6 (2009): 8. Consumer Health Complete - EBSCOhost. EBSCO. Web. 5 Dec. 2009.<br />Klebbonoff, Melinda. Personal interview. 2 Dec. 2009.<br />Spears, Karen. Personal interview. 3 Dec. 2009.<br />Morgan, Bobby. Personal interview. 2 Dec. 2009.<br />

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