By Jeanne M. Novotny PhD RN FAAN, Doris Lippman EdD APRN CS, Nicole Sanders BSN RN, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD MBA RN FAAN
Few careers have the benefits that nursing deals: flexibility, room for progress, delight from supporting others. and there's a determined desire for nurses--demand will exceed provide for your time to return. This concise and convenient quantity profiles one hundred and one sorts of nursing careers are profiled; each one incorporates a easy description, schooling requisites, talents wanted, reimbursement, comparable sites, enterprises. own tales from practising nurses spotlight the content material. scholars, these trying to find a profession switch, and RNs searching for new possibilities will discover a wealth of data the following. A pattern of attainable occupation offerings: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner grownup Nurse Practitioner Case supervisor serious Care Nursing Diabetes Educator Disaster/Bioterrorism Nursing Emergency Room Nurse Geriatric Nurse Practitioner HIV/AIDS expert Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing an infection keep an eye on Nurse Medical-Surgical Nurse Nurse Midwife Oncology Nurse Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
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Critical care nurses must Critical Care Nurse 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 35 possess the ability to collaborate with other members of the health care team such as physicians, case managers, therapists, and especially other nurses. They are responsible for all care given to the patient, from bed baths to medication administration to tracheotomy and other ventilator care, as well as constant monitoring of the patient for any alterations in their status. Responsibilities include monitoring, assessment, vital sign monitoring, ventilatory management, medication administration, IV insertion and infusion, caring for central lines, Swan-Ganz catheters, and maintaining a running record of the patient’s status.
Educational requirements—RN preparation with 1 to 3 years of acute care experience. Although not required by all emergency rooms, ED nurses are usually trained in advanced cardiac support and pediatric advanced life support. Certification is available from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing. 3. Core competencies/skills needed: • Organization skills • Ability to triage patients • Mental ability to deal with death and dying • Ability to take medical histories and make accurate assessments quickly • Ability to manage mass casualty situations • Technical proficiency with health care equipment • Ability to function in high-stress situations 4.
Org Disaster/Bioterrorism Nurse 1. Basic description—The disaster/bioterrorism nurse works in disaster areas that are the result of a bioterrorist attack or in situations caused by natural disaster, war, or poverty. Red Cross nurses are often part of the network that provides assistance during times of disaster or conflict. The nature of the work will vary depending on the course of the disaster or conflict. 2. Educational requirements—RN preparation. Red Cross nurses must have special training and 20 hours of volunteer or paid service before being assigned to a disaster situation.
101 Careers in Nursing by Jeanne M. Novotny PhD RN FAAN, Doris Lippman EdD APRN CS, Nicole Sanders BSN RN, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD MBA RN FAAN