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Nurse Job Overview

Nurses provide a variety of health care services to patients. Nursing is the biggest occupation within the healthcare field, and most nurses are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, home health service companies, or the government. Registered nurses care for patients or coordinate their care. They also educate patients about how to take better care of themselves. The most common job duties of a registered nurse may include:

  • Greeting patients before a doctor’s examination and helping to put them at ease.
  • Recording patients’ symptoms and health complaints.
  • Handling patients’ medical histories and updating them.
  • Setting up plans of treatment for a patient alongside a physician.
  • Updating existing treatment plans for a patient.
  • Observing patients during activities or tests.
  • Recording observations regarding a patient’s behavior or health.
  • Collaborating with physicians and other healthcare professionals to best help a patient.
  • Providing support to physicians in carrying out tasks in patients’ exams.
  • Assisting specialists with diagnostic testing.
  • Analyzing healthcare test results for patients.
  • Instructing patients on best practices to manage certain illnesses.
  • Providing emotional support to patients or their family members in the wake of bad news.

Candidates who enjoy working with people may love nursing. Nurses need to be capable of staying calm when faced with difficult people who are making demands in an environment where the stakes are high. It’s a rewarding profession that’s also challenging.

Nurse Job Education Requirements

Registered nurses must be licensed, and they usually have at least a nursing diploma from a state-approved program. Nurses who wish to be able to be competitive when it comes to the top positions in the field should pursue a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing. An associate degree in nursing is another option for nurses who want to pursue higher education without spending four years in college before getting to work as a nurse. To become a licensed nurse, candidates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for nurses, and some states have additional requirements. Those who are interested in this position may also enjoy traveling nurse jobs or nurse supervisor jobs.

Nurse Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing jobs are going to increase in number by approximately 19 percent from 2012 to 2022. That means that the demand for nursing jobs will continue to increase at a more rapid pace than the average for other jobs. There will be well over three million jobs available for nurses by 2022. The expanding need for healthcare workers will likely continue for some time to come because of the growing aging population and the increased ability of Americans to get health insurance.

Nurse Job Salary Information

The average annual salary for nurses was approximately $65,470 in 2012. The top professionals in nursing positions earned an approximate yearly salary of over $94,720. Registered nurses can generally earn more when they are employed by hospitals, the government, or home health care services.

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We are currently seeking a nurse to help with a quadriplegic patient that has a trach and is partially vent dependent. Past experience with trachs and vents is preferred however we could train if it appears to be a good fit. We are in search of night shift nurses (7p-7a) first and foremost but willing to discuss possible options for days as well....
Travel RN Registered Nurse positions in New York City and Greater New York Area We know the nursing industry is multifaceted… And that’s where we are. For all RN registered nurses out there - at White Glove we know your skills are valuable. We set you up with nursing jobs that take your best… while expanding your nursing expertise and advancing your registered nurse career! White Glove RN regis...
Travel RN Registered Nurse positions in New York What is travel nursing with White Glove all about, anyway? White Glove’s exclusive selection of travel assignments in NY means you get a chance to visit the best of New York – the EmpireState. From the “city that never sleeps”, to the scenic country areas… White Glove has contracts available throughout the state. BrowseRockefellerCenter… Visit Nia...
Travel RN Registered Nurse positions in New York What is travel nursing with White Glove all about, anyway? White Glove’s exclusive selection of travel assignments in NY means you get a chance to visit the best of New York – the EmpireState. From the “city that never sleeps”, to the scenic country areas… White Glove has contracts available throughout the state. BrowseRockefellerCenter… Visit Nia...
Travel RN Registered Nurse – Emergency Room (ER) Nursing White Glove is seeking Registered Nurses with 1 year experience in ER / Emergency Room nursing, for temp travel assignments in South Dakota. Explore South Dakota with its major rivers and attractions. White Glove takes you there for a unique career experience working at a medical center that’s a teaching hospital providing a full range of ...
Operating Room Staff Registered Nurse, RN Seattle, WA Metro Area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Operating Room Staff RN to work at a highly respected hospital located in the Seattle metro area Operating Room Staff RN Hiring for full-time, permanent positions in the Operating Room Conducts all surgical cases, including Ortho, Cardiac, Neuro, Vascular, ...
RN – Operating Room – Pediatric Operating Room RN - RN RN – Operating Room – Pediatric Operating Room RN - RN Just outside San Francisco, CA Great Salary DOE Relocation Assistance RN – Operating Room – Pediatric Operating Room RN - RN This facility is looking for a pediatric operating room registered nurse. Our operating room nurse should have 1+ year of experience of inpatient pediatric exp...
Registered Nurse – Operating Room – “OR” - OR - RN Registered Nurse – Operating Room – “OR” - OR - RN Just outside Seattle, WA Great Salary Range Full Benefits Package Relocation Assistance Registered Nurse – Operating Room – “OR” - OR - RN This facility is looking for an operating room RN. Our “OR” has 7 operating room suites. We are looking for a operating room nurse that is willing to sc...
Operating Room Staff Registered Nurse, RN Houston, TX Metro Area $24.00 - $40.00/hr Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Operating Room Staff RN to work at a highly respected hospital located in the Houston metro area Operating Room Staff RN Hiring for full-time, permanent positions in the Operating Room Conducts all surgical cases, including Ortho, Cardia...
ASSISTANT NURSE MANAGERS TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH Under the direction of and in collaboration with the nurse manager, has 24-hour accountability for their area(s) of responsibility. This accountability encompasses: patient care outcomes, service excellence, human resource issues, fiscal management, quality improvement compliance, and communication. Emphasis should be p...
R.N. Admissions Nurse Dayton, Ohio Crossroads Hospice is now accepting applications for a weekdays Admissions Nurse. Work hours for the Admissions Nurse involve a great deal of flexibility, but the usual hours are from 08:30-17:00 Monday through Friday. Some weekend OnCall is possible for this position. We need a registered nurse who loves to be with people and has meticulous assessment skill...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
NURSE, LPN or RN PT, weekday and weekend hours, strip district location. Fax resume to: 412-255-8719...
CHARITON PARK HEALTH CARE CENTER, LLC Chariton Park Health Care Center is a 120-bed, skilled care facility located in Salisbury. Due to a continually high census we are in need of additional permanent full-time help. We are looking for positive motivators and great team players with leadership abilities. We offer a competitive starting rate, night shift differential, nursing attendance bonus, hea...
WellStar Named on the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® List Ranked 39th on Prestigious List; Highest Ranked Company Based in Georgia WellStar has been named one of the 2014 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®, which recognizes companies across the country that has exceptional workplace cultures. As the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia, WellStar has always been a le...
Kennestone Hospital Catheterization Laboratory Did you know that Wellstar Kennestone was the 1st Hospital in Georgia to offer the Convergent Procedure for the treatment of persistent Atrial Fibrillation? · Our Surgeon's and EP Doc's have already completed dozens of successful procedures! · Kennestone Hospital has 5 total procedure rooms, where 3 of these rooms are designated Catheterization Lab...
Title/Unit: Registered Nurse - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – RN NICU Shift/Schedule: Nights (7pm-7am) Come work in the Dallas suburbs and find career fulfillment and opportunities for growth! Seeking top level NICU RN’s! To speak to someone regarding this position please call 1-800-377-0730. Facility Description: This facility is focused on providing high-quality care to our community - we ...
Title/Unit: Registered Nurse- NICU- Neonatal Intensive Care- RN Shift/Schedule: Full time Night (7p-7a) Come work at one of HCA’s Top 10 Hospitals! To speak to someone regarding this position please call 1-800-377-0730. Facility Description: As an employee of this facility you are part of something more...something bigger. We are part of the HCA system, the largest hospital network in the na...
Company Confidential Kearney, NE, 68845
Description: The primary purpose of this position is to develop, coordinate, direct, and administer policies and procedures appropriate to an assisted living facility in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the protection of the rights of the residents and employees, as well as duties that may be directed by the Director of Operation...
Endoscopy Nurse Manager Registered Nurse, RN Boston, MA Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Endoscopy RN with leadership experience to work at a highly respected hospital located in the Boston area. Endoscopy Nurse Manager One of Boston’s Top Hospitals with a reputable reputation nation-wide Must demonstrate leadership qualities. Experienced in Endoscopy ...
2nd SHIFT!!! Summary Assesses and evaluates the health status of resident / patient and provides care and treatment in accordance with physician orders and standards of practice. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assesses patients by physical examination including pertinent diagnostic testing to determine health status. Administers medications and treatments. Participates in the care plann...

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