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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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RN - Registered Nurse - ICU – Intensive Care Unit – RN RN - Registered Nurse - ICU – Intensive Care Unit – RN Albuqurque, NM Multiple Shifts Available $Comepetitive Hourly wage 18 Bed ICU Unit Relocation Assistance $3K Sign-on We are looking for a ICU registered nurse with 2+ of experience. Our intensive care unit has 18 beds. CALL AMANDA HILL @ 800-995-2673 EXT. 1387 Amanda Hill Perman...
RN Registered Nurse White Glove Placement has positions for experienced RN Registered Nurse for per diem, full-time local temp contract and/or travel nurse assignments. If you are an RN Registered Nurse with current or recent experience and are looking to start with a company that values quality healthcare, contact us at the given contact info or by applying to this job. White Glove has top rank...
RN Registered Nurse Travel Temp Contract RN looking for an exciting opportunity?? How about relocating to New York for a short while to take on a 13 week full-time travel nurse contract as Travel RN Registered Nurse, with top New York travel nursing salary and benefits! Stay longer if you wish – great chance for renewal of your travel assignment… New York – the EmpireState. From the city that ne...
RN Registered Nurse White Glove Placement has positions for experienced RN Registered Nurse for per diem, full-time local temp contract and/or travel nurse assignments. If you are an RN Registered Nurse with current or recent experience and are looking to start with a company that values quality healthcare, contact us at the given contact info or by applying to this job. White Glove has top rank...
RN Registered Nurse Travel Temp Contract RN looking for an exciting opportunity?? How about relocating to New York for a short while to take on a 13 week full-time travel nurse contract as Travel RN Registered Nurse, with top New York travel nursing salary and benefits! Stay longer if you wish – great chance for renewal of your travel assignment… New York – the EmpireState. From the city that ne...
Full Time - Rotating Schedule - 12 Hour Shifts, 6:00am-6:00pm and 6:00pm-6:00am Parklane West - 2 Towers Park Lane, San Antonio, TX 78209 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...
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 ...
RN Registered Nurse UAS Assessments We are currently in need of dedicated RN Registered Nurses for Field Nurse opportunities. Apply with White Glove; build your resume… work with NY’s Best! Assessment RN Registered Nurses needed for UAS Assessments. RNs should have at least 2 years background experience in Home Care / Home Health Additional information for UAS Assessment RN Registered Nurse Pos...
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...
The Corrections Registered Nurse will provide inmates with routine and emergency health care in the Medical Section of a Corrections Facility and will conduct health histories on inmates. When necessary, makes referrals of inmates to the staff physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, mental health professional, or specialist in alcohol and drug abuse treatment. Also determines the need for emergenc...
Maxim Healthcare has the following contracts available - L&D-Gardena Mem(days), Harbor City(Nights), Tele- Torrance Memorial (both), Hunington Park (both), Downey PIH (both) ICU- Torrance Memorial (both), Kaiser Downey (both), Downey PIH (both), Harbor UCLA (both), Lakewood (both) ER-Harbor UCLA (both), Huntington Park (both), Lakewood (nights), Case Mgr-Torrance Memorial (days), Kaiser Harbo...
The Registered Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. The nurse demonstrates ability to make clinical judgments in an effective and efficient manner with supervision. The nurse demonstrates critical thinking and performance ability in the coordination of patient care. Consistently performs according to nursing st...
Location: Columbia, South Carolina Maxim Healthcare Services invites compassionate Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) 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 ...
Location: Gainesville, Georgia Immediate need for 2 cases in Gainesville, GA Shift: Sun-Sn 9am-9pm & Mon.-Fri. 9am--5pm Clinical Info: Patient is younger male with Chronic resp failure, Cong hered, Muscular Dystrophy, Espoh reflux. Other patient is a male in his mid-teens with g-tube, spinal cord injury, seizures, and a pacemaker. Prefer applicants have vent, trach, gtube, and some peds experi...
Location: Wintersville, 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...
Location: Leavenworth, 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 Nurses (RN) will also ...

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