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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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Peritoneal Dialysis Travel Registered Nurse / PD RN The Peritoneal Dialysis Travel Registered Nurse provides direct patient care for assigned patients and assists in the care of other patients as needed. The Peritoneal Dialysis Travel Registered Nurse performs all technical aspects of dialysis procedures including: Assessing patient response to dialysis therapy Making appropriate adjustments a...
LVN/RN Needed Copperfield, Midtown & Katy Offices Southwest Asthma & Allergy Associates is a group of Board Certified Allergist/Immunologists currently seeking licensed nurses, LVN, RN or Certified MA's in our Houston offices. Full time positions are available. Please visit our website at www.swaaa.com to view our offices and locations. Our physicians share a common goal of creating an atmosphere...
Tracking Code 203884 Job Description University of TN Medical Center Home Care Services - Rogersville, TN, a proud member of LHC Group is seeking a full-time RN As a Registered 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, ...
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...
Description Robbinsdale Rehabilitation Center is seeking qualified Registered Nurses (RN) to provide dedicated, compassionate service to the residents in our skilled nursing care / rehabilitation center in the role of Clinical Reimbursement Specialist (RN MDS Nurse). This is a part time position working 20 hours/week. Summary: Under the direction of the Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator (CRC, ...
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...
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 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...
Tracking Code 203841 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...
Tracking Code 203854 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...
Tracking Code 203866 Job Description HomeCare of East Alabama Medical Center part of the LHC Group As a Registered 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 health patients...
Description: Join us in our mission to provide exceptional care to high risk expectant Mothers. You will be literally making a positive impact on their lives and the lives on their unborn children! Apply today. Provides skilled nursing care for assigned patients in home care environment. Assesses, plans, evaluates, and documents the home care nursing process as needed. Assesses the patient's con...
Description: There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm) Provides skilled nursing care for assigned patients in home care environment. Asse...
Description: There's an energy and excitement here, a shared mission to improve the lives of others as well as our own. Nursing here isn't for everybody. Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life's best work.(sm) Provides skilled nursing care for assigned patients in home care environment. Asse...
Job Requirements: Education: Associates/Bachelors Degree with course work or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and mental retardation.Registered Nurse certification with Associates degree. Experience: Associates/Bachelors Degree from an accredited college/univ...
We have openings for RN's & LPN's Weekdays: Mon-Fri 3-11 shifts Weekends: all shifts avail including doubles 7am-3pm; 3-11pm; 11pm-7am This position delivers care to residents ensuring the highest quality of healthcare in accordance with all laws, regulations, and Life Care standards. Reports to Nursing Admin. Must have valid FL nursing license. Must have long term care experience and skilled ...
Tracking Code 203820 Job Description Performs skilled nursing services under the supervision of a staff RN. Observes, records, and reports to the supervisor on the general physical and mental condition of the patient. Administers prescribed medications and treatments as permitted. Assist the physician and/or staff RN in performing specialized procedures. Assist the patient with activities o...

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