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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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TITLE: Director of ER LOCATION: Oklahoma AREA DESCRIPTION: This area is great for families and those who want to leave the hustle and bustle and move to the country. Local dining options and a golf course, combined with great community spirit and events. JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting Director to the Chief Nursing Officer. This is a great position for someone looking to step up into a Director ...
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...
Pilgrim Place, a leader in long term care in the Inland Empire, seeks individuals looking to work in a 5 Star, state of the art senior care facility. If working in a supportive environment where you are respected and your ideas are heard, apply and learn more about what sets us apart! Our RN’s work collaboratively in a team environment to care for our frail senior population. Why we’re different…...
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Full Time for busy internal medicine practice in Joliet. No health insurance. Email resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Tracking Code 203680 Job Description Boone Memorial HomeCare, a proud member of LHC Group is seeking a full-time RN As aRegistered Nurse, you will educate patients and their caregivers on their conditions and the steps needed to ensure proper recovery. Additional responsibilities of our Registered Nurse include: Provide admission, case management, and follow-up skilled nursing visits for home...
Tracking Code 203697 Job Description As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you will visit patients in their homes /place of residence and provide them with an array of services. You will also educate and advise your patients and their families in how to get the most from their treatment programs. Your specific duties for this role will include: Provide professional nursing services under the directi...
Founded in December 1997, Trilogy Health Services, LLC is a customer service focused provider of senior living and long-term healthcare services including independent and assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitative services. These services are delivered by staff specially trained to honor and enhance the lives of our residents through compassion and a commitment to exceeding c...
Full Time - All Shifts Part Time - All Shifts Foxwood Springs - 1500 W. Foxwood Drive Raymore, MO 64083 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that ...
RN – Clinical Director –Perioperative– Nurse - Staff RN Director of Perioperative Services Registered Nurse, RN Lee’s Summit, MO area Here is an amazing opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced nurse to take on the role as Director of Perioperative Services with an exceptional hospital located in Missouri! Director of Perioperative Services - This is a full time, permanent position...
RN – Clinical Director – Critical Care – ICU - Nurse - Staff RN - $100K+ Director of ICU Registered Nurse, RN San Antonio, TX area Here is an amazing opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced nurse to take on the role as Director of ICU with an exceptional hospital located in Texas! Director of ICU - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Top ranked...
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...
MAXIM STAFFING SOLUTIONS is currently seeking RN's for opportunities! Please submit your resume for review. Qualified candidate must have a minimum: - Openings in Home health, Hospitals -1 year relevant experience - CPR (ALCS/BLS/PALS) - Licensure or Certification (If you don't have license in state you want to work in, the facility will hold the position for you until you receive one.) - Ab...
Location: Atherton, California Maxim Healthcare Services invites compassionate Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) to explore our exciting nursing opportunities in the following disciplines: - Hospitals (All specialties-ICU/CCU, ER, OR, Labor and Delivery, Telemetry, NICU, PACU, Pediatric, Oncology, IV, Cardiac, etc) - Long-Term Care Facilities - Travel Assignments - Home Health Assignments Pro...
Location: Deltona, Florida 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: Steubenville, Ohio 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 c...
Sign language a plus! Location: Andover, Kansas 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 Nur...
Location: Watertown, New York We are seeking skilled Registered Nurses (RN) to work within our clients' homes providing direct patient care. Working with the physician, our Registered Nurses (RN) develop and manage nursing care plans, as well as instruct patients and their families in proper treatment, helping individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain health. As a Maxim RN, you wil...
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: Genoa, Nebraska 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 coll...
Location: Steubenville, Ohio 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 take...

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