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REGISTERED NURSE: Nursing Is A Calling

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This registered nurse works in the critical care unit, and tells us that to be a nurse, you have to be a 'people person' and must be passionate about helping others. He started his career 20 years ago, and is now working towards a masters in nursing.

Degree: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Job Title: Registered Nurse - Critical Care Unit

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, 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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