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NURSE EDUCATOR: We Take Care Of People From Birth To Death

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Beverly is a nurse educator at Idaho State University who was a registered nurse for 20 years prior to her career in education. She emphasizes that high school classes like biology, chemistry and math are very important and form foundations in nursing, so it is important to know that information well. Beverly tells us that there are many areas that one could focus on in nursing, so it is a career with many options.

Degree: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Job Title: Nurse Educator
Employer: Idaho State University of Nursing

Job Summary: Postsecondary Teachers

Job Description

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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$30,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 20 percent
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Full-time
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Office, Indoor
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Problem solving skills, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability

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<span m='13250'>a</span> <span m='13310'>nurse.</span> <span m='13740'>I</span> <span m='13780'>always</span> <span m='14120'>wanted</span> <span m='14500'>to</span> <span m='14600'>be</span> <span m='14780'>one.</span> <span m='15470'>And</span> <span m='16270'>my</span> <span m='16510'>dream</span> <span m='16870'>came</span> <span m='17788'>true</span> <span m='18236'>for it.</span> </p><p><span m='20030'>One</span> <span m='20220'>of</span> <span m='20350'>the</span> <span m='20410'>things</span> <span m='20650'>I'd</span> <span m='20790'>like</span> <span m='21060'>you</span> <span m='21170'>to</span> <span m='21320'>know</span> <span m='21880'>that</span> <span m='22090'>as</span> <span m='22230'>a</span> <span m='22330'>nurse</span> <span m='22600'>educator--</span> <span m='22930'>well,</span> <span m='23590'>as</span> <span m='23730'>a</span> <span m='23790'>nurse,</span> <span m='24530'>if</span> <span m='25360'>you're</span> <span m='25460'>think</span> <span m='25690'>about</span> <span m='26000'>nursing</span> <span m='26400'>as</span> <span m='26590'>a</span> <span m='27240'>career</span> <span m='28190'>is</span> <span m='28320'>that</span> <span m='28590'>you</span> <span m='28680'>need</span> <span m='29040'>to</span> <span m='29500'>look</span> <span m='29720'>at</span> <span m='29880'>what</span> <span m='30120'>classes</span> <span m='30510'>you're</span> <span m='30690'>taking</span> <span m='31100'>in</span> <span m='31240'>high school.</span> <span m='31750'>Take</span> <span m='32080'>that</span> <span m='32360'>biology</span> <span m='32960'>course</span> <span m='33650'>and</span> <span m='33870'>say,</span> <span m='34160'>oh,</span> <span m='35550'>I</span> <span m='35620'>really</span> <span m='35910'>do</span> <span m='36190'>need</span> <span m='36430'>to</span> <span m='36530'>do</span> <span m='36720'>well</span> <span m='37020'>in</span> <span m='37110'>this.</span> <span m='37740'>Even</span> <span m='38140'>your</span> <span m='38690'>algebra,</span> <span m='39530'>you</span> <span m='39650'>need</span> <span m='39880'>to</span> <span m='39940'>be</span> <span m='40080'>able</span> <span m='40280'>to--</span> <span m='40430'>when</span> <span m='40640'>you're a</span> <span m='40830'>nurse--</span> <span m='41630'>you've</span> <span m='41800'>got</span> <span m='41960'>to</span> <span m='42020'>be</span> <span m='42180'>able</span> <span m='42410'>to</span> <span m='42950'>calculate</span> <span m='43630'>drugs</span> <span m='44470'>and</span> <span m='45280'>make</span> <span m='45460'>sure</span> <span m='45610'>you</span> <span m='45670'>have</span> <span m='45870'>the</span> <span m='45970'>right</span> <span m='46420'>dose.</span> </p><p><span m='47100'>So</span> <span m='47390'>knowing</span> <span m='49030'>how</span> <span m='49280'>to</span> <span m='50360'>do</span> <span m='50530'>ratio</span> <span m='51020'>and</span> <span m='51120'>proportion</span> <span m='51710'>is</span> <span m='51850'>very</span> <span m='52100'>important.</span> <span m='52650'>So</span> <span m='52810'>you</span> <span m='52900'>don't</span> <span m='53030'>want</span> <span m='53160'>to</span> <span m='53230'>discount,</span> <span m='53505'>oh,</span> <span m='53780'>I can't</span> <span m='54145'>get</span> <span m='54510'>math.</span> <span m='55090'>But</span> <span m='55850'>math</span> <span m='56210'>is</span> <span m='56410'>important</span> <span m='56740'>in that.</span> </p><p><span m='57640'>And</span> <span m='58720'>I</span> <span m='58830'>think</span> <span m='59080'>the</span> <span m='59140'>bottom</span> <span m='59510'>line</span> <span m='59770'>for</span> <span m='59910'>me</span> <span m='60100'>was</span> <span m='60390'>I</span> <span m='60630'>always</span> <span m='60880'>just</span> <span m='61130'>wanted</span> <span m='61360'>to</span> <span m='61460'>take</span> <span m='61770'>care of</span> <span m='62080'>patients.</span> <span m='62540'>I</span> <span m='62580'>wanted</span> <span m='62870'>to</span> <span m='62970'>take</span> <span m='63190'>care</span> <span m='63460'>of</span> <span m='63520'>someone.</span> <span m='65830'>I</span> <span m='65970'>think</span> <span m='66250'>here</span> <span m='66690'>in</span> <span m='68380'>America,</span> <span m='69700'>the</span> <span m='70050'>nurse</span> <span m='70450'>is</span> <span m='71100'>caring.</span> <span m='72020'>And</span> <span m='73300'>when</span> <span m='73530'>patients</span> <span m='73950'>come</span> <span m='74550'>to</span> <span m='74800'>a</span> <span m='74840'>hospital</span> <span m='75750'>or</span> <span m='76040'>other</span> <span m='76240'>places,</span> <span m='76920'>we</span> <span m='77170'>know</span> <span m='77480'>that</span> <span m='77670'>we're</span> <span m='77800'>going</span> <span m='77910'>to</span> <span m='77950'>be</span> <span m='78090'>cared for.</span> </p><p><span m='79080'>And</span> <span m='79400'>the</span> <span m='79540'>bottom</span> <span m='79850'>line</span> <span m='80070'>is</span> <span m='80170'>we're</span> <span m='80590'>nurturing</span> <span m='80990'>and</span> <span m='81305'>we</span> <span m='81620'>want</span> <span m='81840'>to</span> <span m='82080'>just</span> <span m='82530'>care</span> <span m='82880'>for</span> <span m='83050'>someone.</span> <span m='84330'>But</span> <span m='84610'>there's</span> <span m='84890'>much</span> <span m='85340'>more</span> <span m='85540'>to</span> <span m='85750'>it</span> <span m='85870'>than</span> <span m='85990'>just</span> <span m='86220'>wanting</span> <span m='86500'>to</span> <span m='86650'>care.</span> <span m='87460'>We've</span> <span m='87610'>got to</span> <span m='87660'>be</span> <span m='87830'>able</span> <span m='88060'>to,</span> <span m='89370'>again,</span> <span m='90690'>drugs</span> <span m='91160'>and</span> <span m='91280'>be</span> <span m='91460'>able</span> <span m='91620'>to</span> <span m='91690'>understand</span> <span m='92095'>and</span> <span m='92500'>how</span> <span m='92740'>they</span> <span m='92950'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='93510'>So</span> <span m='93760'>those</span> <span m='94040'>basic</span> <span m='94590'>classes</span> <span m='94910'>that</span> <span m='95230'>you're</span> <span m='95400'>taking</span> <span m='95940'>that</span> <span m='96300'>you</span> <span m='96510'>think</span> <span m='97790'>I</span> <span m='97880'>don't</span> <span m='98060'>need</span> <span m='98330'>this,</span> <span m='98580'>you</span> <span m='99070'>do</span> <span m='99300'>need it.</span> <span m='99950'>Chemistry</span> <span m='100690'>is</span> <span m='100820'>a</span> <span m='101020'>good</span> <span m='101240'>thing</span> <span m='101500'>to</span> <span m='102060'>take,</span> <span m='102240'>a</span> <span m='102520'>basic</span> <span m='103050'>chemistry</span> <span m='103590'>course.</span> <span m='104380'>Even</span> <span m='104860'>writing</span> <span m='106610'>because</span> <span m='106970'>when</span> <span m='107130'>you're</span> <span m='107710'>writing</span> <span m='108110'>down</span> <span m='110730'>notes,</span> <span m='111830'>the</span> <span m='111920'>doctor,</span> <span m='114996'>the</span> <span m='115450'>radiologist,</span> <span m='116340'>the</span> <span m='116420'>pharmacist,</span> <span m='117130'>they</span> <span m='117240'>all</span> <span m='117510'>ought to</span> <span m='117780'>be</span> <span m='117870'>able</span> <span m='118050'>to</span> <span m='118200'>read</span> <span m='118470'>your</span> <span m='118600'>writing,</span> <span m='119870'>even</span> <span m='120070'>though</span> <span m='120210'>a</span> <span m='120240'>lot</span> <span m='120460'>of it's</span> <span m='120540'>electronic</span> <span m='121520'>now.</span> <span m='122450'>But</span> <span m='124050'>you've</span> <span m='124240'>got</span> <span m='124370'>to</span> <span m='124430'>be</span> <span m='124560'>able</span> <span m='124780'>to</span> <span m='125490'>communicate.</span> <span m='126310'>So that's</span> <span m='126760'>speech</span> <span m='127380'>class.</span> </p><p><span m='128880'>And</span> <span m='129009'>that's</span> <span m='129310'>how</span> <span m='129639'>over</span> <span m='130080'>all</span> <span m='130300'>these</span> <span m='130520'>years--</span> <span m='131220'>I</span> <span m='131330'>was</span> <span m='131520'>a</span> <span m='131570'>nurse</span> <span m='131930'>for</span> <span m='133290'>a</span> <span m='133910'>long</span> <span m='134230'>time,</span> <span m='134620'>probably</span> <span m='135010'>20</span> <span m='135310'>years</span> <span m='135760'>before</span> <span m='136688'>I</span> <span m='137116'>even</span> <span m='137544'>became</span> <span m='137972'>a nurse</span> <span m='138400'>educator.</span> <span m='138830'>And</span> <span m='139160'>I</span> <span m='139260'>kind</span> <span m='139550'>of</span> <span m='139980'>fell</span> <span m='140310'>into</span> <span m='140510'>this</span> <span m='140730'>job</span> <span m='140990'>at</span> <span m='141080'>the</span> <span m='141150'>University.</span> <span m='143490'>But</span> <span m='143820'>as</span> <span m='144930'>nurses,</span> <span m='145360'>we</span> <span m='145510'>naturally</span> <span m='146240'>teach.</span> </p><p><span m='146760'>And</span> <span m='146910'>you</span> <span m='147030'>think,</span> <span m='147310'>oh,</span> <span m='147670'>I don't</span> <span m='147800'>to</span> <span m='148010'>ever</span> <span m='148160'>be a</span> <span m='148220'>teacher.</span> <span m='149540'>I</span> <span m='149650'>just</span> <span m='149840'>want</span> <span m='149920'>to</span> <span m='149970'>care</span> <span m='150230'>for</span> <span m='150370'>people.</span> <span m='150680'>But</span> <span m='150850'>as</span> <span m='150990'>a</span> <span m='151050'>nurse,</span> <span m='151290'>you</span> <span m='151660'>naturally</span> <span m='152015'>teach</span> <span m='153410'>because</span> <span m='153630'>you</span> <span m='153720'>have</span> <span m='153840'>to</span> <span m='153950'>teach your</span> <span m='154320'>patients</span> <span m='155130'>how</span> <span m='155290'>to</span> <span m='155370'>care</span> <span m='155670'>for</span> <span m='155810'>themselves</span> <span m='156330'>sometimes</span> <span m='157270'>or</span> <span m='157670'>about</span> <span m='158000'>their</span> <span m='158320'>disease</span> <span m='158585'>or</span> <span m='158850'>what's</span> <span m='159120'>going</span> <span m='159420'>on with</span> <span m='159810'>their</span> <span m='159920'>bodies.</span> </p><p><span m='160550'>So</span> <span m='161080'>this</span> <span m='161360'>nurse</span> <span m='161590'>educator</span> <span m='162350'>job</span> <span m='162740'>that I'm in</span> <span m='163080'>now,</span> <span m='163680'>I've</span> <span m='163870'>had</span> <span m='164100'>lots</span> <span m='164430'>of</span> <span m='164520'>fun</span> <span m='164860'>with</span> <span m='165380'>in</span> <span m='165740'>teaching</span> <span m='166730'>and</span> <span m='168140'>it's</span> <span m='168370'>been</span> <span m='168500'>a</span> <span m='168540'>great</span> <span m='168835'>career</span> <span m='169350'>for</span> <span m='169560'>me.</span> <span m='169950'>It's been</span> <span m='170700'>very</span> <span m='170840'>fulfilling.</span> <span m='171470'>And</span> <span m='172630'>you</span> <span m='172800'>can</span> <span m='172950'>do</span> <span m='173130'>so</span> <span m='173500'>many</span> <span m='173820'>different</span> <span m='174260'>things</span> <span m='174490'>you</span> <span m='174946'>can do with it.</span> </p><p><span m='176530'>You</span> <span m='176770'>could</span> <span m='177880'>be</span> <span m='178070'>a</span> <span m='178130'>nurse</span> <span m='178430'>on</span> <span m='178550'>a</span> <span m='178650'>cruise</span> <span m='179090'>ship.</span> <span m='179850'>You</span> <span m='180020'>could</span> <span m='180220'>be</span> <span m='182080'>in a</span> <span m='182420'>doctor's</span> <span m='182930'>office.</span> <span m='184454'>You</span> <span m='184871'>could</span> <span m='185290'>educate</span> <span m='185740'>like</span> <span m='185990'>I</span> <span m='186090'>do.</span> <span m='186370'>You could</span> <span m='186580'>work</span> <span m='186810'>in</span> <span m='186890'>a</span> <span m='186980'>long</span> <span m='187230'>term</span> <span m='187480'>care in a</span> <span m='187740'>nursing</span> <span m='188230'>home</span> <span m='188540'>and</span> <span m='188850'>care for those</span> <span m='189130'>elderly</span> <span m='190380'>that so</span> <span m='190590'>need</span> <span m='190980'>someone</span> <span m='191390'>to</span> <span m='191680'>be</span> <span m='192020'>special.</span> <span m='192420'>Or</span> <span m='192670'>if you're</span> <span m='192870'>like,</span> <span m='193360'>children,</span> <span m='194170'>oh,</span> <span m='195160'>I</span> <span m='195270'>want</span> <span m='195410'>to</span> <span m='195470'>take</span> <span m='195690'>care</span> <span m='195930'>of kids.</span> </p><p><span m='196280'>So</span> <span m='196820'>it's</span> <span m='197040'>not</span> <span m='197290'>just</span> <span m='197740'>focused</span> <span m='198055'>on</span> <span m='198370'>one</span> <span m='198550'>specific</span> <span m='199130'>area.</span> <span m='199590'>There's</span> <span m='200525'>from</span> <span m='201000'>birth</span> <span m='201380'>to</span> <span m='201480'>death</span> <span m='201830'>that</span> <span m='202095'>we</span> <span m='202360'>take</span> <span m='202610'>care</span> <span m='202840'>of.</span> <span m='203290'>So there's</span> <span m='203570'>lost of</span> <span m='203660'>places</span> <span m='203960'>that</span> <span m='204260'>you can</span> <span m='204560'>be.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255753,"video_id":"2698704708001","name":"69506501","duration":205632,"thumbnail_url":null}});