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NURSING SIMULATION LAB SPECIALIST: Teaching Patient Care Through Simulations

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Melanie's job as a nursing simulation lab specialist entails working with mannequins and helping students figure out how to work with patients in the hospital. She developed a passion for nursing when a family member became ill and she got to see first-hand how the nurses interacted with and helped the patients.

Degree: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Job Title: Nursing Simulation Lab Specialist
Employer: Unitech College

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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m='39000'>through</span> <span m='39280'>different</span> <span m='39630'>specialties.</span> <span m='40260'>So</span> <span m='41040'>I</span> <span m='41460'>was</span> <span m='41620'>able</span> <span m='41890'>to</span> <span m='42010'>work</span> <span m='42180'>with</span> <span m='42340'>older</span> <span m='42650'>people</span> <span m='43120'>and</span> <span m='43320'>also</span> <span m='44290'>kids</span> <span m='45313'>and</span> <span m='46300'>the</span> <span m='46400'>different</span> <span m='46740'>school</span> <span m='47080'>ages.</span> </p><p><span m='48255'>Nursing</span> <span m='48540'>was</span> <span m='49000'>something</span> <span m='49470'>I</span> <span m='49800'>kind of</span> <span m='49990'>looked</span> <span m='50190'>at, but</span> <span m='50470'>wasn't</span> <span m='50950'>really</span> <span m='51250'>something</span> <span m='51740'>that</span> <span m='51880'>I</span> <span m='51990'>wanted</span> <span m='52470'>to</span> <span 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