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REGISTERED NURSE, IN-DEPTH: Cross-Cultural Communications in the Medical Field

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Cynthia, a registered nurse, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, how to get into the industry, and her work-life balance. She tells us that a challenge in her job is trying to be thoughtful of someone's else's culture or belief system when they clash with trying to offer them the best medical care.

Degree: Nursing
Job Title: Registered Nurse

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

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