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CRITICAL CARE DIRECTOR/NURSE: Helping The Sickest People In The Hospital

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Gary, the Director of Critical Care and a Registered Nurse for 22 years, works in the Intensive Care Unit with the sickest people in the hospital and their families. It's an intense job of dealing with life and death every day, and a good fit for Gary who learned a long time ago that he was adept at handling emergency situations.

Degree: MBA - BSN
Job Title: Director of Critical Care

Job Summary: Registered Nurses

Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

On-the-Job Training

Minimal. Most training comes from coursework, which usually includes work in a clinical setting.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Patience, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Empathy, Organizational skills

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m='12240'>we</span> <span m='12570'>start off the</span> <span m='12830'>day</span> <span m='13100'>by</span> <span m='13670'>doing a</span> <span m='14000'>head to</span> <span m='14150'>tow</span> <span m='14350'>assessment.</span> <span m='15720'>We</span> <span m='16120'>usually</span> <span m='16730'>have</span> <span m='16850'>people</span> <span m='17100'>on</span> <span m='17380'>life</span> <span m='17620'>support</span> <span m='18030'>systems,</span> <span m='18720'>multiple</span> <span m='19790'>IV</span> <span m='20120'>infusions</span> <span m='20710'>of</span> <span m='20850'>life</span> <span m='21060'>sustaining</span> <span m='21470'>medications,</span> <span m='22840'>and</span> <span m='23900'>lots</span> <span m='24220'>of</span> <span m='24270'>machinery,</span> <span m='24960'>lots</span> <span m='25230'>of</span> <span m='25290'>things</span> <span m='25460'>you're</span> <span m='25580'>having</span> <span m='25720'>to</span> <span m='25930'>assimilate</span> <span m='26590'>and</span> <span m='26770'>keep</span> <span m='26940'>track</span> <span m='27240'>of</span> <span m='27380'>at</span> <span m='27440'>the</span> <span m='27510'>same</span> <span m='27790'>time.</span> <span m='28840'>These</span> <span m='29450'>people</span> <span m='29760'>are</span> <span m='29870'>literally</span> <span m='30360'>sometimes</span> <span m='30740'>minute</span> <span m='31050'>by</span> <span m='31190'>minute,</span> <span m='31560'>you</span> <span m='31730'>know,</span> <span m='32580'>life and</span> <span m='32910'>death.</span> <span m='33190'>I know it</span> <span m='33430'>sounds</span> <span m='33720'>cliche,</span> <span m='34130'>but</span> <span m='34240'>that's</span> <span m='34640'>really</span> <span m='34860'>what</span> <span m='35100'>we</span> <span m='35210'>deal</span> <span m='35390'>with</span> <span m='35930'>all</span> <span m='36150'>the</span> <span m='36220'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='37210'>I</span> <span m='37610'>actually</span> <span m='37800'>started</span> <span m='38020'>working</span> <span m='38850'>one</span> <span m='39110'>summer</span> <span m='39430'>as</span> <span m='39550'>a</span> <span m='39750'>Red</span> <span m='39890'>Cross</span> <span m='40140'>volunteer</span> <span m='40690'>at</span> <span m='40760'>a</span> <span m='40810'>hospital.</span> <span m='41930'>And</span> <span m='42900'>I</span> <span m='43270'>was</span> <span m='43590'>going to</span> <span m='43780'>be</span> <span m='44120'>an</span> <span m='44510'>architect</span> <span m='45060'>or</span> <span m='45170'>something</span> <span m='45330'>like</span> <span m='45470'>that</span> <span m='45610'>beforehand,</span> <span m='45870'>and</span> <span m='47420'>fell in love</span> <span m='47620'>with</span> <span m='47700'>the</span> <span m='47760'>whole</span> <span m='47910'>hospital</span> <span m='48280'>environment.</span> <span m='49950'>Then</span> <span m='50090'>I</span> <span m='51220'>just</span> <span m='51380'>continued</span> <span m='51710'>that.</span> <span m='51980'>Went</span> <span m='52140'>to</span> <span m='52210'>nursing</span> <span m='52490'>school.</span> <span m='53150'>And</span> <span m='54560'>I</span> <span m='54670'>was</span> <span m='54840'>an</span> <span m='54940'>ER nurse</span> <span m='55420'>for</span> <span m='55520'>several</span> <span m='55820'>years.</span> <span m='56220'>Now</span> <span m='56340'>in</span> <span m='56470'>ICU,</span> <span m='57010'>so</span> <span m='57180'>just</span> <span m='57540'>I</span> <span m='58020'>like</span> <span m='58280'>the</span> <span m='58750'>constant</span> <span m='59230'>changing.</span> <span m='59690'>I like</span> <span m='59890'>constant</span> <span m='61540'>sudden</span> <span m='61840'>changes</span> <span m='62480'>and</span> <span m='62590'>emergencies.</span> <span m='63630'>That's</span> <span m='63830'>just</span> <span m='64090'>what</span> <span m='64463'>I seem</span> <span m='64836'>to do</span> <span m='65209'>best</span> <span m='65579'>at.</span> </p><p><span m='66590'>I think</span> <span m='66730'>if</span> <span m='66810'>I could</span> <span m='67430'>go</span> <span m='67590'>back</span> <span m='67940'>to</span> <span m='68190'>when</span> <span m='68310'>I</span> <span m='68330'>was</span> <span m='68460'>younger,</span> <span m='70560'>I</span> <span m='70670'>definitely,</span> <span m='71520'>I mean,</span> <span m='72100'>working</span> <span m='72730'>in</span> <span m='72870'>health</span> <span m='73060'>care</span> <span m='73310'>is</span> <span m='73380'>hard</span> <span m='73620'>work,</span> <span m='74030'>lots of</span> <span m='74340'>long</span> <span m='74590'>hours,</span> <span m='75870'>probably</span> <span m='76950'>take</span> <span m='77250'>a</span> <span m='77320'>little</span> <span m='77440'>bit</span> <span m='77560'>more</span> <span m='77700'>time</span> <span m='77900'>in</span> <span m='77960'>college</span> <span m='78410'>to</span> <span m='78980'>have</span> <span m='79190'>fun</span> <span m='79830'>when</span> <span m='79930'>you</span> <span m='80010'>can.</span> <span m='81640'>And</span> <span m='83240'>don't</span> <span m='83430'>regret</span> <span m='84110'>what</span> <span m='84960'>degree</span> <span m='85280'>I</span> <span m='85370'>got.</span> <span m='85740'>I'm glad</span> <span m='86010'>I</span> <span m='86370'>went</span> <span m='86750'>and</span> <span m='86900'>got</span> <span m='87190'>my</span> <span m='87340'>bachelor's</span> <span m='87590'>right off</span> <span m='87850'>because</span> <span m='88430'>having</span> <span m='88470'>to</span> <span m='88640'>go</span> <span m='88780'>back</span> <span m='89110'>and</span> <span m='89260'>get</span> <span m='89370'>it</span> <span m='89460'>later</span> <span m='89830'>is</span> <span m='90770'>challenging.</span> </p><p><span m='93510'>I</span> <span m='94140'>think</span> <span m='96580'>I</span> <span m='96660'>wish</span> <span m='96880'>I</span> <span m='96920'>was</span> <span m='97060'>a</span> <span m='97140'>bit</span> <span m='97260'>more</span> <span m='97420'>involved</span> <span m='97720'>in</span> <span m='97790'>social</span> <span m='98120'>activities</span> <span m='98650'>in</span> <span m='98900'>college</span> <span m='99390'>and in</span> <span m='99550'>high</span> <span m='99700'>school.</span> <span m='101020'>I</span> <span m='101080'>got</span> <span m='101380'>a</span> <span m='101450'>little bit more</span> <span m='101620'>in</span> <span m='101660'>college,</span> <span m='102130'>but</span> <span m='102520'>I</span> <span m='102580'>think</span> <span m='102740'>that</span> <span m='102890'>really</span> <span m='103490'>helps</span> <span m='104210'>make</span> <span m='104430'>you a</span> <span m='104530'>more</span> <span m='104750'>rounded</span> <span m='105070'>person.</span> <span m='106030'>And</span> <span m='106780'>opens</span> <span m='106940'>you up</span> <span m='107180'>to a</span> <span m='107280'>whole lot of</span> <span m='107510'>other</span> <span m='107790'>stuff.</span> <span m='108180'>I</span> <span m='108200'>mean,</span> <span m='108550'>I</span> <span m='108670'>love</span> <span m='108830'>being</span> <span m='109120'>a</span> <span m='109270'>nurse,</span> <span m='109550'>but</span> <span m='109630'>I know a</span> <span m='109710'>lot</span> <span m='109990'>of</span> <span m='110060'>things</span> <span m='110310'>about</span> <span m='110470'>other</span> <span m='110650'>things</span> <span m='111160'>because</span> <span m='111500'>I've</span> <span m='111580'>just</span> <span m='112010'>made</span> <span m='112330'>myself</span> <span m='112650'>get</span> <span m='112760'>involved</span> <span m='113060'>in</span> <span m='113360'>them.</span> 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