Pros And Cons Of Working As A Registered Nurse

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Registered Nurse My career interest is in nursing. Specifically a Registered Nurse. We will talk about and learn what the responsibility and/or duties of a registered nurse. The education that is needed and the advantages and disadvantages of working as a Registered Nurse. The potential salary, starting salary and the potential for moving up in the medical field. The employment outlook, or is the field saturated and therefore more competitive? What is a Registered Nurse? A Registered Nurse is a nurse that provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members (“What is Nursing?”). Some of the responsibility and/or duties…show more content…
BSN programs typically take four years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take two to three years to complete. In all states RN’s must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Some important qualities include critical thinking skills, communication skills, compassion, detail oriented, emotional stability, organizational skills, and physical stamina. The disadvantages of working as a Registered Nurse would be that you are on your feet all day. Your whole shift will be walking, standing, stretching, bending over. They will be vulnerable to back injuries. RN’s can be around infectious diseases, and they frequently come in contact with potentially harmful and hazardous drugs and other substances. The advantages of becoming an RN would be that you get the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. If you like excitement and adventure this would be the job for you because the work is very diverse and interesting (“How to Become a Registered

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