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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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Position Opening Freeman Medical Center Fulltome RN or LPN Contact Donna Brosz 605-925-4000 Oakview Terrace Parttime RN or LPN 20 hours per week Benifits include Group Health Insurance with Vision, Dental and Life Insurance, Pension Plan, Paid Time Off. Pick up an appl;ication at the business office or downlaod from website at www.freemanregional.com or call Carloyn Preheim at 605-925-4000. Freema...
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...
Description Sequim Health and Rehab Center is accepting applications for full and part time LPN's to add to their clinical team. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing care...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing care is provided through coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s/patient’s plan of care. The LPN/LV...
Description Health and Rehab of New Brighton is searching for full and part time LPN's to add to their clinical team. We are searching for candidates who demonstrate courtesy and respect, express genuine caring attitude to residents and contributes to building a positive team spirit. It is important that you are able to manage difficult or emotional customer situations and responding to all resid...
Description Park Health and Rehab Center is accepting applications for full and part time LPN's to add to their team. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing care is provide...
Description Richfield Health Center is accepting full and part time applications Licensed Practical Nurses. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing care is provided through ...
Description Texas Terrace Care Center is looking for a positive and energetic Licensed Practical Nurses that would fit in well with a busy and rewarding long term care unit. Our ideal candidate would be an excellent communicator that brings a smile to work everyday and is always thinking about ways to improve the quality of life for others. The candidate must have patience and compassion as our r...
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL A GREAT PLACE TO WORK Progressive hospital with young, supportive physician staff Enhanced compensation with competitive benefits Supportive management staff Progressive staffing ratios Excellent orientation and clinical support We are seeking motivated, self-starters to join our team in the following positions: Registered Nurse Med. Surg. ICU (Full-Time) X-R...
Come join the winning team at Northview Village! We're seeking: RN's / LPN 's PRN's and All Shifts Exciting New Pay & Salary Scale and good benefits. You'll Love the View! Northview Village is a 5 Star health care facility and takes pride in giving good care. Call: 314-361-1300 Or Apply in Person Northview Village 2415 N. Kingshighway St. Louis, MO 63113 EOE/M/F/D/V...
Clinic RN Specialty Nurse Ambulatory Care Clinic Sequim, WA Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe seeks to hire a Registered Nurse with Anticoagulation Clinic experience. This full-time position will provide clinical nursing expertise in the area of anticoagulation management, consultation, and interdisciplinary collaboration in the Patient Centered Medical Home. We offer a competitive salary with an outst...
RN - Anchor Home Health seeks F/T RN w/ min 1 yr home health exp. Medicare/OASIS experience helpful. Need reliable transportation, clean driving record. Call 772-463-6016 Posting provided by:...
Nursing Ring in 2015 with one of 2014's Best Places to Work. Methodist Hospitals is recognized as a great place to work by the Chicago Tribune, which cited our organization as one of the region's 2014 Top 100 Workplaces. Just as important is the fact that we are recognized as such by our employees, whose positive feedback and opinions are the primary criteria for this award. Would you like to feel...
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...

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Registered Nurse (RN)

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