× We offer our visitors 5 free video views. Download the free iOS app here for access to thousands of videos. Schools may contact us for full platform access.
Tourist 2660431221001 2701144326001 vs 52463485e4b0c576ac10691c 1592194019001

REGISTERED NURSE: Nursing Is A Calling

About this video 

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
National Statistic Change Location
$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

PathSource provides free English transcriptions for each of our informational interviews on video which will appear here after you have signed in. Our advanced transcriptions are highly interactive. They scroll down automatically as the video plays and users can jump to a specific part of the video by clicking on any word in the transcript.

For a small fee, we offer transcriptions in different languages, making PathSource a great tool for English Language Learners. This feature is currently available for customers in the education field only.

Please contact us at support@pathsoruce.com if you have any questions or would like to get a price quote for advanced transcripts offered in a second language.

P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='260'>I'm</span> <span m='460'>a</span> <span m='490'>registered</span> <span m='1030'>nurse.</span> <span m='1590'>And</span> <span m='2140'>I</span> <span m='2230'>work</span> <span m='2915'>three</span> <span m='3220'>days</span> <span m='3630'>a</span> <span m='3800'>week,</span> <span m='4450'>12-hour</span> <span m='4880'>shifts.</span> <span m='5320'>I'm</span> <span m='5780'>a</span> <span m='5900'>critical</span> <span m='6170'>care</span> <span m='6885'>RN</span> <span m='8290'>working</span> <span m='8980'>at</span> <span m='9100'>an</span> <span m='9250'>academic</span> <span m='9800'>medical</span> <span m='10170'>center</span> <span m='10520'>here</span> <span m='10690'>in</span> <span m='10740'>the</span> <span m='10810'>Bay Area.</span> </p><p><span m='12200'>I</span> <span m='12290'>have</span> <span m='12480'>my</span> <span m='12580'>bachelor's</span> <span m='13430'>degree</span> <span m='13830'>in</span> <span m='13930'>nursing,</span> <span m='14600'>which</span> <span m='15210'>I</span> <span m='15310'>obtained</span> <span m='15720'>20</span> <span m='15930'>years</span> <span m='16160'>ago.</span> <span m='16550'>And</span> <span m='16810'>currently,</span> <span m='17320'>I'm</span> <span m='17520'>working</span> <span m='17920'>on</span> <span m='18190'>my</span> <span m='18330'>master's</span> <span m='18640'>degree</span> <span m='19390'>with</span> <span m='19960'>a</span> <span m='20170'>focus</span> <span m='20540'>on</span> <span m='20800'>clinical</span> <span m='20970'>nurse</span> <span m='21400'>leadership.</span> </p><p><span m='22990'>To</span> <span m='23450'>be</span> <span m='23590'>a</span> <span m='24050'>nurse,</span> <span m='24910'>you</span> <span m='25040'>have</span> <span m='25210'>to</span> <span m='25310'>be</span> <span m='25410'>a</span> <span m='25460'>people</span> <span m='25790'>person,</span> <span m='26170'>first</span> <span m='26290'>of</span> <span m='26700'>all.</span> <span m='28390'>You</span> <span m='28700'>have</span> <span m='28980'>to</span> <span m='29090'>be</span> <span m='29410'>passionate</span> <span m='29755'>about</span> <span m='30100'>helping</span> <span m='30572'>other</span> <span m='31044'>people.</span> <span m='31990'>Nursing</span> <span m='32509'>is</span> <span m='32659'>both</span> <span m='33570'>a</span> <span m='33620'>profession</span> <span m='33930'>and a</span> <span m='34240'>vocation,</span> <span m='34900'>as</span> <span m='36510'>probably</span> <span m='36990'>some</span> <span m='37130'>people</span> <span m='37450'>know.</span> <span m='38230'>And</span> <span m='39290'>it</span> <span m='39440'>could</span> <span m='39610'>also</span> <span m='39820'>be</span> <span m='39990'>considered</span> <span m='40450'>a</span> <span m='40520'>calling.</span> <span m='40990'>So</span> <span m='41180'>you</span> <span m='41370'>really</span> <span m='41730'>have</span> <span m='42160'>to</span> <span m='42410'>like</span> <span m='43850'>being</span> <span m='44100'>around</span> <span m='44420'>people,</span> <span m='44920'>helping</span> <span m='45300'>people,</span> <span m='46890'>and</span> <span m='47000'>working</span> <span m='47310'>with</span> <span m='47450'>people</span> <span m='47750'>to</span> <span m='48050'>become</span> <span m='48330'>successful</span> <span m='48660'>as</span> <span m='48915'>a</span> <span m='49170'>nurse.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255750,"video_id":"2701142588001","name":"69511425","duration":50708,"thumbnail_url":null}});