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Career Choice Laira

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Registered Nurses
  • About 59 percent of jobs are in hospitals.
  • bachelor’s degree
  • associate degree
  • approved nursing program
  • Nursing has its hazards, especially in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and clinics, where nurses may be in close contact with individuals who have infectious diseases and with toxic, harmful, or potentially hazardous compounds, solutions, and medications.
  • RNs must observe rigid, standardized guidelines to guard against disease and other dangers, such as those posed by radiation, accidental needle sticks, chemicals used to sterilize instruments, and anesthetics

                                                                  Laira's Career Choices

 

Choice # One for Nurse

 

Occupation: Nurse

Future Outlook (Job Outlook; Employment):

Employment of RNs is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2016 and, because the occupation is very large, many new jobs will result.

  • 21 percent of RNs worked part time in 2006, and 7 percent held more than one job.

 

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  • RNs specializing in a particular disease, ailment, or health care condition are employed in virtually all work settings, including physicians’ offices, outpatient treatment facilities, home health care agencies, and hospitals.
  • RNs specializing in treatment of a particular organ or body system usually are employed in hospital specialty or critical care units, specialty clinics, and outpatient care facilities
  • Most RNs work in well-lighted, comfortable health care facilities.
  • Emergency, or trauma, nurses work in hospital or stand-alone emergency departments, providing initial assessments and care for patients with life-threatening conditions.

 

 

  

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Emergency, or trauma, nurses work in hospital or stand-alone emergency departments, providing initial assessments and care for patients with life-threatening conditions.  
     

 

 

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