Nursing Job OverviewNursing jobs can encompass a variety of different tasks in many areas and specialties of medicine. The four areas of work for a nurse offering care are:
- A specific part of the body (such as a nurse in general surgery)
- A specific health condition (such as a nurse working with patients who have cancer or diabetes)
- A specific environment (such as an emergency room registered nurse)
- A group of people (such as a nurse working in a senior clinic)
Nursing Job Education RequirementsAt minimum, nursing requires an associate's degree, but most nursing jobs require a bachelor's degree. In some cases, an employer will hire a registered nurse who has an associate's degree, then pay for their continued education to earn a bachelor's degree. However, some jobs won't hire any nurses who do not have a bachelor's degree. Obtaining a registered nurse license involves taking an exam that is specific to the state in which the nurse lives. Some jobs will pay for renewal and upkeep of this license.
Nursing Job MarketThere are currently about 2.6 million nurses working in the United States, with the potential for growth in the next 10 years and beyond. Due to the growing demands for healthcare based on population growth and aging, as well as the increase in insured individuals as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the need for nurses will continue to rise. However, these jobs are often very competitive, and, in some areas, they are more difficult to get.
Certain states have a higher ratio of unemployed nurses to open positions, so consider that when obtaining education. There are certainly jobs available, but they may not always be in your desired geographic region.
Nursing Job Salary InformationAccording to data from 2012, the median salary was $65,470. Typically nurses working in hospitals, home health care and government healthcare clinics earn the highest wages (home health care nurses are in high demand due to the aging population). Those who work in emergency rooms or hospitals outside of traditional working hours can also earn a higher hourly wage, resulting in more income. There is more flexibility in working hours for nurses, since many healthcare facilities offer care 24 hours a day.
Unit: CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Nurse Assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand...
Unit: CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT - PSYCH Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Nurse Assistant with flexibility and motivation t...
Description Responsible for coordination of transportation arrangements, assist with dietary needs, provide comfort measures to discharged patients. Assists patients with activities of daily living. Provides basic nursing care to patients and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the team and/or unit. Quali...
NURSING RNs, LVNs & Assistant Director of Nursing. Immed. openings avail. at a skilled Nursing facility in Humboldt County. Temporary corporate housing avail. & other new hire assistance. EOE. Send resume to *****...
Description The nursing assistant provides patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only. Qualifications Required: Education entry level, vocational training, specialized skills, certification and/ or experience. Ability to work with nursing staff, patients and families. Good oral and written communication s...
Description The nursing assistant provides patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only. Qualifications Education entry level, vocational training, specialized skills, certification and/ or experience. Ability to work with nursing staff, patients and families. Good oral and written communication skills. Abi...
Position: Patient Treatment Care Coordinator Accountability: Reports directly to the Director of Patient Care Services License: RN Experience: Three (3) years supervisory/charge nurse in a psychiatric hospital setting Position Summary:The Patient Treatment Care Coordinator acts in capacity of a patient advocate, providing education and administering psychiatric nursing care for adult and geria...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the DON / Administrator an ADON assumes responsibility and accountability for assisting in the planning, organization, direction, supervision and evaluation of all nursing services in the facility. Assists DON in ensuring the nursing department is compliant with federal, state and local regulations and implementation of Extendicare nursing c...
Flexible Per-Diem Shifts Available Now at Multiple Facilities in the Area! - Competitive Pay Rate - First Called / Last Canceled - 401k w/ Company Match - Weekly Pay / Direct Deposit Looking for a challenge and rewarding career? Can you accept change, adapt well, fit in, and be independent? If you are a Nurse Assistant with flexibility and motivation to Expand Your Experience, look no further...
Travel RN Unit: SNU / LTC 13 Week Travel Assignment Shift: Days and Nights Available Whether you're new to the travel game or a seasoned healthcare traveler, our experienced travel specialists are there for you, to listen to your needs and guide you through the process of landing your dream job. Your new Parallon position offers benefits like: - Highest pay rates in the industry for travel R...
Full Time (3 to 11 and 11 to 7 Shifts Available) The Landing of Franklin - 656 King Street; Franklin, MA 02038 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...
Department of Veteran Affairs East Orange, NJ, 07019
Performance Improvement & VA Nursing Outcomes Database Coordinator - PCS Nursing East Orange, NJ Duties: The VA New Jersey Health Care System, has a Performance Improvement & VA Nursing Outcomes Database Coordinator vacancy.Â The position is based out of the Lyons CampusÂ and East Orange. The selected applicant will have responsibilities in aspects of assessment, measurement and process improv...
Catholic Health - Buffalo Lebanon, IN, 46052
Scheduler LTC Nursing – Nursing Administration (St. Francis Williamsville): The LTC Facility Nursing Scheduler is a member of the LTC Facility Nursing Administration Team whose primary responsibility is to understand and maintain the LTC Facility Nursing scheduling system and how it relates and interfaces with the other LTC Facility departments. REPORTS TO: LTC Director of Nursing SUPERVISORY RESP...
Sutter Health San Francisco East Bay and Solano, CA
Description Providing health care services to nearly 250,000 residents of eastern Contra Costa County, Sutter Delta Medical Center remains the community's only not-for-profit acute care hospital. Its comprehensive services include 24-hour emergency care, surgery, family centers, obstetrics, pediatrics, acute rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, occupational health, physical therapy, intensive care...
Vista Health Valparaiso, IN
Porter Regional Hospital - Nursing/House Supervisor - Nursing Administration - PRN (All Shifts)-1307991 Description Responsible for coordinating and maintaining quality patient care through effective management of the activities of the total patient care including staffing of the nursing division during assigned shift. In the absence of the Chief Nursing Officer and/or designee, the House Superv...
Nursing Instructor - Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing - Full Time-1462766 Description Provide clinical, classroom, and lab instruction, orients students to the clinical area, demonstrates proper procedures, supervises clinical performance, evaluates and counsels students as to progress and performance. Assists in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and documenting ...
Nursing Supervisor - Nursing Administration - PRN Afternoon Shift (with rotation if needed)-1466627 Description The Nursing Supervisor is responsible for overseeing hospital functions on a designated shift. He/she confers with the nursing staff, physician and other department personnel as necessary to meet the overall needs of patients. Informs the hospital administrator on call of any situation...
Nursing Instructor - Southside Regional Medical Center School of Nursing - PRN-1470003 Description Provide clinical, classroom, and lab instruction, orients students to the clinical area, demonstrates proper procedures, supervises clinical performance, evaluates and counsels students as to progress and performance. Assists in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and documenting change...
Vista Health Youngstown region), OH
*Nursing Supervisor - Nursing Administration - full time (Northside Medical Center)-1455812 Description Responsible to Nursing Department for managing and supervising the delivery of patient care, performance of nursing personnel and the overall hospital operations on all shifts. Responsible to Nursing Department for managing and supervising the delivery of patient care, performance of nursing p...
LifePoint Hospitals Lake Havasu City, AZ
The primary purpose of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) position is to assist the professional nursing staff by providing personal nursing care to patients. Performs various duties related to the assigned nursing unit in accordance with established Hospital Policies and Procedures. The Certified Nursing Assistant has the responsibiity of reporting any unusual occurrences, patient and/or emplo...
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