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NURSING PROFESSOR: Nursing Is Lifelong Learning

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Deborah has been a nurse for 33 years. Starting off as a licensed vocational nurse, she went on to get each level of nursing degrees and is currently a professor in a 4 year nursing program.

Degree: Education - Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants - Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Job Title: Nursing Professor

Job Summary: Postsecondary Teachers

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Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

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Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. Instead, schools may seek workers who have experience or certification in the field they wish to teach.

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<span m='14520'>those</span> <span m='14830'>of</span> <span m='14910'>you</span> <span m='15100'>who</span> <span m='15320'>are</span> <span m='15410'>not</span> <span m='15650'>interested</span> <span m='16200'>in</span> <span m='16309'>attending</span> <span m='16569'>a</span> <span m='16830'>four-year</span> <span m='17430'>university,</span> <span m='18690'>you</span> <span m='18910'>can</span> <span m='19070'>obtain</span> <span m='19220'>this</span> <span m='19720'>degree</span> <span m='20240'>by</span> <span m='20310'>going</span> <span m='20490'>to</span> <span m='20710'>a</span> <span m='20970'>vocational</span> <span m='21740'>school</span> <span m='22120'>or a</span> <span m='22310'>technical</span> <span m='22710'>school.</span> <span m='23198'>And</span> <span m='23686'>it takes</span> <span m='24174'>about</span> <span m='24662'>a year</span> <span m='25150'>to</span> <span m='25638'>18</span> <span m='26126'>months, depending</span> <span m='26614'>on what</span> <span m='27102'>your state</span> <span m='27590'>requires.</span> </p><p><span m='28566'>For that</span> <span m='29060'>degree,</span> <span m='29730'>you</span> <span m='29910'>do</span> <span m='30120'>basic</span> <span m='30690'>skills,</span> <span m='31260'>like</span> <span m='31480'>vital</span> <span m='31880'>signs,</span> <span m='32759'>head-to-toe</span> <span m='33590'>assessments,</span> <span m='34420'>bed-making,</span> <span m='35140'>bath,</span> <span m='35970'>passing</span> <span m='36160'>medications,</span> <span m='37590'>doing</span> <span m='37900'>treatments</span> <span m='38470'>on</span> <span m='38735'>wounds,</span> <span m='39000'>and that</span> <span m='39405'>kind of</span> <span m='39810'>thing.</span> <span m='40900'>You</span> <span m='41010'>can</span> <span m='41190'>also</span> <span m='41490'>work</span> <span m='41780'>in</span> <span m='41890'>a</span> <span m='41950'>nursing</span> <span m='42420'>home.</span> </p><p><span m='43230'>Then</span> <span m='43560'>I</span> <span m='43610'>went</span> <span m='43850'>on</span> <span m='44070'>and</span> <span m='44160'>became</span> <span m='44580'>an</span> <span m='44660'>associate</span> <span m='45350'>degree</span> <span m='45680'>registered</span> <span m='46420'>nurse</span> <span m='47480'>then</span> <span m='47710'>a</span> <span m='47760'>bachelor's</span> <span m='48440'>degree</span> <span m='49100'>registered</span> <span m='49650'>nurse</span> <span m='50060'>then</span> <span m='50160'>a</span> <span m='50210'>master's</span> <span m='50790'>degree</span> <span m='51130'>registered</span> <span m='51730'>nurse</span> <span m='52410'>and</span> <span m='52690'>then</span> <span m='52830'>eventually</span> <span m='53480'>a</span> <span m='53550'>doctorate</span> <span m='54050'>of</span> <span m='54150'>education.</span> <span m='55260'>All</span> <span m='55580'>of</span> <span m='55690'>those</span> <span m='55990'>take</span> <span m='56480'>more</span> <span m='56840'>time,</span> <span m='57550'>the</span> <span m='57820'>associate</span> <span m='58520'>being</span> <span m='58730'>a</span> <span m='58870'>two-year</span> <span m='59310'>program,</span> <span m='60200'>the</span> <span m='60410'>bachelor's</span> <span m='60760'>being a</span> <span m='60930'>four,</span> <span m='62060'>the</span> <span m='62360'>master's</span> <span m='63100'>adding</span> <span m='63480'>yet</span> <span m='63760'>another</span> <span m='64590'>couple</span> <span m='64890'>of</span> <span m='64989'>years,</span> <span m='65580'>and</span> <span m='65950'>a</span> <span m='66840'>doctorate</span> <span m='67270'>adding</span> <span m='67630'>three.</span> </p><p><span m='68920'>Currently,</span> <span m='69580'>I</span> <span m='69650'>teach</span> <span m='70560'>in</span> <span m='70700'>a</span> <span m='70770'>university,</span> <span m='72230'>a</span> <span m='72320'>four-year</span> <span m='72880'>nursing</span> <span m='73660'>program.</span> <span m='75100'>And</span> <span m='75290'>my</span> <span m='75460'>students</span> <span m='76170'>that</span> <span m='76340'>are</span> <span m='76450'>different</span> <span m='77010'>from</span> <span m='77330'>the</span> <span m='77960'>first</span> <span m='78420'>entry</span> <span m='78740'>level</span> <span m='79070'>I</span> <span m='79220'>talked</span> <span m='79480'>to</span> <span m='79650'>you about</span> <span m='80730'>take</span> <span m='81020'>a</span> <span m='81110'>lot</span> <span m='81320'>of</span> <span m='81420'>responsibility</span> <span m='82510'>for</span> <span m='82935'>assessing</span> <span m='83360'>patients,</span> <span m='84520'>making</span> <span m='84950'>judgments</span> <span m='85710'>on</span> <span m='86000'>those</span> <span m='86320'>assessments,</span> <span m='87650'>and</span> <span m='88065'>then</span> <span m='89352'>being</span> <span m='89790'>in</span> <span m='89910'>management</span> <span m='90590'>positions.</span> <span m='91470'>So</span> <span m='92210'>those</span> <span m='92510'>are</span> <span m='92590'>things</span> <span m='93040'>that</span> <span m='93370'>if</span> <span m='93580'>you're</span> <span m='93810'>interested</span> <span m='94310'>in</span> <span m='94400'>doing</span> <span m='94860'>you would</span> <span m='95310'>need</span> <span m='95580'>to have a</span> <span m='95600'>higher</span> <span m='96090'>level</span> <span m='96400'>of</span> <span m='96530'>education.</span> </p><p><span m='97620'>If</span> <span m='97920'>you're</span> <span m='98110'>interested</span> <span m='98590'>in</span> <span m='98720'>actually</span> <span m='99130'>being</span> <span m='99530'>a</span> <span m='99590'>practitioner,</span> <span m='101210'>then</span> <span m='101420'>you</span> <span m='101560'>would</span> <span m='101700'>do</span> <span m='101880'>a</span> <span m='101940'>master's.</span> <span m='102610'>And</span> <span m='102720'>those</span> <span m='102980'>will</span> <span m='103100'>be</span> <span m='103290'>coming</span> <span m='104390'>into</span> <span m='104670'>the</span> <span m='104770'>doctorate</span> <span m='105430'>realm</span> <span m='105830'>in</span> <span m='105980'>2014.</span> <span m='107920'>You</span> <span m='108050'>would</span> <span m='108170'>have</span> <span m='108370'>to</span> <span m='108460'>have</span> <span m='108660'>a</span> <span m='108700'>doctorate</span> <span m='109340'>of</span> <span m='109480'>nursing</span> <span m='110320'>to</span> <span m='110470'>practice</span> <span m='112220'>actual</span> <span m='114130'>care</span> <span m='114360'>of a</span> <span m='114530'>patient,</span> <span m='114970'>much</span> <span m='115240'>like</span> <span m='115480'>a</span> <span m='115540'>physician,</span> <span m='116290'>but</span> <span m='116450'>through</span> <span m='116630'>the</span> <span m='116760'>nurse's</span> <span m='117320'>eyes</span> <span m='117680'>rather</span> <span m='118000'>than</span> <span m='118120'>the</span> <span m='118220'>physician's</span> <span m='118560'>eyes.</span> </p><p><span m='120320'>So</span> <span m='120560'>you</span> <span m='120670'>get</span> <span m='120850'>to</span> <span m='120970'>choose</span> <span m='121260'>your</span> <span m='121460'>career</span> <span m='121930'>path.</span> <span m='122250'>You can</span> <span m='122570'>start</span> <span m='122930'>off</span> <span m='123140'>in</span> <span m='123240'>a</span> <span m='123340'>technical</span> <span m='123860'>program,</span> <span m='124850'>a</span> <span m='124950'>junior</span> <span m='125380'>college</span> <span m='125870'>program,</span> <span m='126730'>or</span> <span m='127000'>at</span> <span m='127270'>university-level</span> <span m='128410'>to</span> <span m='128610'>enter</span> <span m='128979'>nursing.</span> <span m='129650'>But</span> <span m='130039'>always</span> <span m='130520'>keep</span> <span m='130759'>this</span> <span m='130990'>in</span> <span m='131140'>mind.</span> <span m='131470'>Nursing</span> <span m='131880'>is</span> <span m='132080'>lifelong</span> <span m='132690'>learning.</span> <span m='133360'>It never</span> <span m='133620'>ends.</span> </p><p><span m='135970'>I</span> <span m='136100'>wish</span> <span m='136470'>I</span> <span m='136520'>had</span> <span m='136830'>known</span> <span m='137340'>when</span> <span m='137560'>I</span> <span m='137650'>started</span> <span m='138360'>the</span> <span m='138420'>differences</span> <span m='139290'>between</span> <span m='139760'>the</span> <span m='139850'>different</span> <span m='140260'>levels.</span> <span m='141380'>But</span> <span m='142080'>this</span> <span m='142390'>is</span> <span m='142480'>something</span> <span m='142950'>I</span> <span m='142980'>would</span> <span m='143170'>like</span> <span m='143400'>to</span> <span m='143520'>say to</span> <span m='143950'>you.</span> <span m='144820'>Regardless</span> <span m='145660'>of</span> <span m='145790'>what</span> <span m='146060'>opportunity</span> <span m='146900'>you</span> <span m='147270'>here,</span> <span m='148960'>don't</span> <span m='150500'>keep</span> <span m='151210'>from</span> <span m='151400'>taking</span> <span m='151930'>advantage</span> <span m='152570'>of</span> <span m='152690'>that</span> <span m='152900'>opportunity.</span> <span m='154160'>I</span> <span m='154320'>started</span> <span m='154830'>off</span> <span m='155280'>as</span> <span m='155760'>a</span> <span m='155860'>licensed</span> <span m='156520'>nurse</span> <span m='157180'>because</span> <span m='157660'>I</span> <span m='157720'>did</span> <span m='157950'>not</span> <span m='158180'>have</span> <span m='158380'>an</span> <span m='158500'>opportunity</span> <span m='159230'>to</span> <span m='159410'>attend an</span> <span m='159870'>associate</span> <span m='160325'>or</span> <span m='160780'>a</span> <span m='161050'>university.</span> <span m='162410'>So</span> <span m='162580'>find</span> <span m='162980'>out</span> <span m='163140'>what</span> <span m='163330'>opportunities</span> <span m='164190'>are</span> <span m='164300'>in</span> <span m='164460'>your</span> <span m='164690'>area,</span> <span m='165190'>and then</span> <span m='165530'>take</span> <span m='165820'>advantage</span> <span m='166110'>of</span> <span m='166400'>those.</span> </p>","file":{"id":265637,"video_id":"2707975857001","name":"70981641","duration":167893,"thumbnail_url":null}});