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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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Maxim Staffing Solutions is actively seeking LPNs with an interest in Corrections for part time, per diem and full time work opportunities in the Columbus area! Must be willing to work day, night and weekend shifts with flexibility! Required Experience: 2 years of LPN experience required (no exceptions) 12 hour shifts Background in mental health, psychiatric ward, or corrections environment is...
Location: Overland Park, Kansas We are seeking skilled Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to work within our clients' homes providing direct patient care. Following a physician established plan of treatment and working under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Services, our Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) instruct patients and their families in proper treatment, help individuals and groups t...
Location: DeWitt, Michigan We are seeking skilled Registered Nurses (RN)/ Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to work within our clients' homes providing direct patient care. Registered Nurses (RN)/ Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) will instruct patients and their families in proper treatment, helping individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain health. Registered Nurses (RN) will also col...
Location: Seattle, Washington We are seeking skilled Registered Nurses (RN)/ Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to work within our clients' homes providing direct patient care. Registered Nurses (RN)/ Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) will instruct patients and their families in proper treatment, helping individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain health. Registered Nurses (RN) will also ...
RN BSN Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Instructor South Tech/12-Month Job Responsibilities: 1. In cooperation with the coordinator and other faculty members, provides students with learning opportunities and evaluates their progress. 2. Prepares course syllabus, lesson plans and testing materials. 3. Prepares lesson plans in advance. 4. Assists in the planning of courses to provide correlati...
Description: WellMed provides concierge-level medical care and service for seniors, delivered by physicians and clinic staff that understand and care about the patient's health. WellMed's proactive approach focuses on prevention and the complete coordination of care for patients. WellMed is now part of the Optum division under the greater UnitedHealth Group umbrella. Do you have compassion and a...
St. Francis of Bellingham (360) 734-6760 3121 Squalicum Parkway Bellingham, WA 98225 Copy the link above into your web browser, or visit www.teamavamere.com to apply for the Full-Time Nurse RN or LPN Night shift today! The primary responsibility of this position is to implement and maintain established nursing objectives and standards, provide direct nursing care to the residents and supervis...
Operating Room Staff Registered Nurse, RN Seattle, WA 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 area Operating Room Staff RN Hiring for full-time, permanent positions in the Operating Room 1+ years of recent Operating Room circulating experience highly preferred All shifts ava...
Registered Nurse – ICU- Intensive Care Unit - RN Registered Nurse – ICU- Intensive Care Unit - RN Just outside Seattle, WA Great Salary Range Full Benefits Package Relocation Assistance Registered Nurse – ICU- Intensive Care Unit - RN This facility is looking for a ICU registered nurse. Our Intensive Care Unit RN should have 2+ years of experience. Our ICU RN will be working nights. Our ICU...
Registered Nurse – Med/Surg – Medical / Surgical – Med/Surg - RN Registered Nurse – Med/Surg – Medical / Surgical – Med/Surg - RN Just outside Houston, TX $55K - $80K Salary Range Full Benefits Package Relocation Assistance Registered Nurse – Med/Surg – Medical / Surgical – Med/Surg - RN This facility is looking for a med/surg registered nurse. Our medical/surgical RN should have 2+ years o...
Registered Nurse – Dialysis – RN – Dialysis - RN Registered Nurse – Dialysis – RN – Dialysis - RN Just outside Alexandria, VA Great Salary Range Full Benefits Package Relocation Assistance Registered Nurse – Dialysis – RN – Dialysis - RN This facility is looking for a dialysis RN. Our Dialysis registered nurse should have 2+ years of experience. Our dialysis RN will see about 300 cases per ...
RN - Director of Emergency Department – ER - Nurse – Staff RN Director of Emergency Department Registered Nurse, RN Daytona Beach, FL area Here is an amazing opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced nurse to take on the role as Director of Nursing Services with an exceptional hospital located in Florida! Director of Emergency Department - This is a full time, permanent position ava...
Description Galtier Health Center is looking for Licensed Practical Nurses who are motivated and energetic to work on our very busy TCU. This person should love diversity and medically complex residents some with underlying mental health diagnosis. Galtier offers an excellent learning experience for new grad LPN’s! Our facility prides itself on our low turnover rate for employees and excellent em...
Labor & Delivery LDR Registered Nurse RN Contracts Available in Syracuse, NY! Must have 2+ years of recent LDR RN experience, Pays up to $49/hr! Labor and Delivery Job Description: Labor and Delivery nurses help bring people into the world every day. They care for women during labor and childbirth, monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers and assisting doctors. As a Labor and Deliver...
RN - Nurse Manager – Emergency Room – ER – Nurse - Staff RN - $100K+ Emergency Department - Nurse Manager RN, Registered Nurse Chicago, IL area Here is a great opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced registered nurse to take on the role of Emergency Department Nurse Manager at a reputable hospital located inIllinois! Emergency Department - Nurse Manager - This is a full time, perm...
RN – Critical Care – ICU – Nurse – Intensive Care Unit – RN Staff ICU / Critical Care Staff Registered Nurse, RN Chicopee, MA area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced ICU / Critical Care nurse to work at a highly respected and reputable hospital located in Massachusetts! ICU / Critical Care Staff - Day and night shifts available for immediate hire! - Top ...
The primary function of the Infusion Nurse RN is to provide essential in-home IV Infusion medical treatment, response management and follow up care to our clients after release from a health care facility. In addition, within an assigned geographical territory, the Infusion Nurse RN will administer and monitor patients in the home during treatment and provide the necessary education on treatment r...
Description: This is an opportunity to share in something special; an opportunity for all of us to serve those families who have made our nation stronger. Talk about meaningful work. What an important role. Our UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans organization has been selected to provide quality health care services for those who serve our nation. Make your last career change one of inspiration....
Description: This is an opportunity to share in something special; an opportunity for all of us to serve those families who have made our nation stronger. Talk about meaningful work. What an important role. Our UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans organization has been selected to provide quality health care services for those who serve our nation. Make your last career change one of inspiration....
Description: For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) OptumHealth is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments o...

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Registered Nurse (RN)

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Associates
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