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RN opportunities There is no profession which offers as many opportunities for diversified roles as does nursing. Nurses may follow their personal and professional interests by working with any group of people, in any setting, at any time. Some nurses follow the traditional role of working in a hospital setting. Within the hospital setting, nurses may work in areas including: Critical Care; Emergency; Maternal/Child Care; Medical: Cardiology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Pulmonary, Rehabilitation, Renal, Rheumatology, Urology; Operating Room/Recovery Room; Pediatrics; Psychiatric/Mental Health; Surgical: Burn, Cardiovascular, Ear/Nose/Throat, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Plastic Reconstructive, Transplant Others may work in non-hospital settings including: Public/Community Health; Mental Health Agencies; Home Health Care; Physician's Office; Health Maintenance Organizations and Managed Care Companies; Insurance; Occupational Health; Research Centers; Extended Care Facilities; Clinics; Outpatient Surgery Centers; Hospices; Community Schools, Day Care Centers; Military Branches; Independent Practice; Schools of Nursing; Senior Centers, Shelters, Churches RNs can specialize in neonatal, pediatric, gerontologic, or geriatric care. Nurses that specialize by work setting or treatment type may include the following: Medical and Surgical Nurses - found in all healthcare settings and perform a variety of basic nursing functions Home Healthcare Nurses - work at patients' homes to aide with the recovery from accidents, surgical procedures, or childbirth Transplant Nurses - monitor both transplant recipients and donors to ensure organs are not rejected and that both patients heal properly Critical Care Nurses - work in a hospitals' critical or intensive care ward, and mainly work with cardiovascular, respiratory, and pulmonary failure Emergency and Trauma Nurses work in hospital emergency departments, treating life threatening conditions. They may also work as Flight Nurses, providing patient care in helicopters while en route to the nearest medical facility Specialty nurses working in the organ and body type category are generally found in specialist offices or outpatient care centers. These nurses normally work with one of the following specialists: Dermatologists - focusing on skin related conditions Gynecologists - focusing on women's reproductive systems Orthopedic Nurses - focusing on muscular and skeletal issues Nephrologists - focusing on kidney diseases The final category, disease, ailment, or condition nurses may be employed in any type of healthcare setting. They commonly work with oncology, genetics, addictions, HIV/AIDS, or developmental disabilities. There are also positions requiring candidates to possess RN licensure which requires little or no contact with the patients. These occupations include nurse administrators, forensic nurses, case managers, and others.
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A registered nurse ("RN"), is a health care professional responsible for implementing the practice of nursing through the use of the nursing process (in concert with other hea…lth care professionals). Registered nurses work as patient advocates for the care and recovery of the sick and maintenance of the healthy. In their work as advocates for the patient, RNs ensure that the patient receives appropriate and professional care. RNs use the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care of the sick and injured. A registered nurse can take their training further by becoming a Nurse Practitioner. In order to diagnose, prescribe medications, and treat patients, an RN has to have further education and training to be a Nurse Practitioner. Even then, though, they have to work under the license and supervision of a physician. RN is the abbrieviation of Registered Nurse For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.
Answer they help the doctors, they check your blood pressure, they help deliver babies, and they help with any medications!
Neither is necessarily "better" then the other, but a registered nurse does have more schooling and often is allowed more nursing abilities by the Board of Nursing.
It may be simpler and more cost effective to finish the VN program and then complete a bridge program while you're working. Identify the local RN program options, and talk to …their admissions counselors for advice.
its a form of a rn but they specilize in infants and children.. (pediatrics)
No, you only become an RN by examination (NCLEX-RN) from your state board of nursing. If you have a associates degree in nursing you may be qualified to take the examination…, but these regulations vary by state. At least one state requires the Bachelor of Nursing as the entry to practice, and others would like to follow that plan.
Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emot…ional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. RNs teach patients and their families how to manage their illness or injury, explaining post-treatment home care needs; diet, nutrition, and exercise programs; and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. Some RNs work to promote general health by educating the public on warning signs and symptoms of disease. RNs also might run general health screening or immunization clinics, blood drives, and public seminars on various conditions. When caring for patients, RNs establish a plan of care or contribute to an existing plan. Plans may include numerous activities, such as administering medication, including careful checking of dosages and avoiding interactions; starting, maintaining, and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines for fluid, medication, blood, and blood products; administering therapies and treatments; observing the patient and recording those observations; and consulting with physicians and other health care clinicians. Some RNs provide direction to licensed practical nurses and nursing aids regarding patient care. RNs with advanced educational preparation and training may perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and may have prescriptive authority. RNs can specialize in one or more areas of patient care. There generally are four ways to specialize. RNs can choose a particular work setting or type of treatment, such as perioperative nurses, who work in operating rooms and assist surgeons. RNs also may choose to specialize in specific health conditions, as do diabetes management nurses, who assist patients to manage diabetes. Other RNs specialize in working with one or more organs or body system types, such as dermatology nurses, who work with patients who have skin disorders. RNs also can choose to work with a well-defined population, such as geriatric nurses, who work with the elderly. Some RNs may combine specialties. For example, pediatric oncology nurses deal with children and adolescents who have cancer. There are many options for RNs who specialize in a work setting or type of treatment. Ambulatory care nurses provide preventive care and treat patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries in physicians' offices or in clinics. Some ambulatory care nurses are involved in telehealth, providing care and advice through electronic communications media such as videoconferencing, the Internet, or by telephone. Critical care nurses provide care to patients with serious, complex, and acute illnesses or injuries that require very close monitoring and extensive medication protocols and therapies. Critical care nurses often work in critical or intensive care hospital units. Emergency, or trauma, nurses work in hospital or stand-alone emergency departments, providing initial assessments and care for patients with life-threatening conditions. Some emergency nurses may become qualified to serve as transport nurses, who provide medical care to patients who are transported by helicopter or airplane to the nearest medical facility. Holistic nurses provide care such as acupuncture, massage and aroma therapy, and biofeedback, which are meant to treat patients' mental and spiritual health in addition to their physical health. Home health care nurses provide at-home nursing care for patients, often as follow-up care after discharge from a hospital or from a rehabilitation, long-term care, or skilled nursing facility. Hospice and palliative care nurses provide care, most often in home or hospice settings, focused on maintaining quality of life for terminally ill patients. Infusion nurses administer medications, fluids, and blood to patients through injections into patients' veins. Long- term care nurses provide health care services on a recurring basis to patients with chronic physical or mental disorders, often in long-term care or skilled nursing facilities. Medical-surgical nurses provide health promotion and basic medical care to patients with various medical and surgical diagnoses. Occupational health nurses seek to prevent job-related injuries and illnesses, provide monitoring and emergency care services, and help employers implement health and safety standards. Perianesthesia nurses provide preoperative and postoperative care to patients undergoing anesthesia during surgery or other procedure. Perioperative nurses assist surgeons by selecting and handling instruments, controlling bleeding, and suturing incisions. Some of these nurses also can specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Psychiatric-mental health nurses treat patients with personality and mood disorders. Radiology nurses provide care to patients undergoing diagnostic radiation procedures such as ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging, and radiation therapy for oncology diagnoses. Rehabilitation nurses care for patients with temporary and permanent disabilities. Transplant nurses care for both transplant recipients and living donors and monitor signs of organ rejection. 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. Addictions nurses care for patients seeking help with alcohol, drug, tobacco, and other addictions. Intellectual and developmental disabilities nurses provide care for patients with physical, mental, or behavioral disabilities; care may include help with feeding, controlling bodily functions, sitting or standing independently, and speaking or other communication. Diabetes management nurses help diabetics to manage their disease by teaching them proper nutrition and showing them how to test blood sugar levels and administer insulin injections. Genetics nurses provide early detection screenings, counseling, and treatment of patients with genetic disorders, including cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease. HIV/AIDS nurses care for patients diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Oncology nurses care for patients with various types of cancer and may assist in the administration of radiation and chemotherapies and follow-up monitoring. Wound, ostomy, and continence nurses treat patients with wounds caused by traumatic injury, ulcers, or arterial disease; provide postoperative care for patients with openings that allow for alternative methods of bodily waste elimination; and treat patients with urinary and fecal incontinence. 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. Cardiovascular nurses treat patients with coronary heart disease and those who have had heart surgery, providing services such as postoperative rehabilitation. Dermatology nurses treat patients with disorders of the skin, such as skin cancer and psoriasis. Gastroenterology nurses treat patients with digestive and intestinal disorders, including ulcers, acid reflux disease, and abdominal bleeding. Some nurses in this field also assist in specialized procedures such as endoscopies, which look inside the gastrointestinal tract using a tube equipped with a light and a camera that can capture images of diseased tissue. Gynecology nurses provide care to women with disorders of the reproductive system, including endometriosis, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases. Nephrology nurses care for patients with kidney disease caused by diabetes, hypertension, or substance abuse. Neuroscience nurses care for patients with dysfunctions of the nervous system, including brain and spinal cord injuries and seizures. Ophthalmic nurses provide care to patients with disorders of the eyes, including blindness and glaucoma, and to patients undergoing eye surgery. Orthopedic nurses care for patients with muscular and skeletal problems, including arthritis, bone fractures, and muscular dystrophy. Otorhinolaryngology nurses care for patients with ear, nose, and throat disorders, such as cleft palates, allergies, and sinus disorders. Respiratory nurses provide care to patients with respiratory disorders such as asthma, tuberculosis, and cystic fibrosis. Urology nurses care for patients with disorders of the kidneys, urinary tract, and male reproductive organs, including infections, kidney and bladder stones, and cancers. RNs who specialize by population provide preventive and acute care in all health care settings to the segment of the population in which they specialize, including newborns (neonatology), children and adolescents (pediatrics), adults, and the elderly (gerontology or geriatrics). RNs also may provide basic health care to patients outside of health care settings in such venues as including correctional facilities, schools, summer camps, and the military. Some RNs travel around the United States and abroad providing care to patients in areas with shortages of health care workers. Most RNs work as staff nurses as members of a team providing critical health care . However, some RNs choose to become advanced practice nurses, who work independently or in collaboration with physicians, and may focus on the provision of primary care services. Clinical nurse specialists provide direct patient care and expert consultations in one of many nursing specialties, such as psychiatric-mental health. Nurse anesthetists provide anesthesia and related care before and after surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic and obstetrical procedures. They also provide pain management and emergency services, such as airway management. Nurse-midwives provide primary care to women, including gynecological exams, family planning advice, prenatal care, assistance in labor and delivery, and neonatal care. Nurse practitioners serve as primary and specialty care providers, providing a blend of nursing and health care services to patients and families. The most common specialty areas for nurse practitioners are family practice, adult practice, women's health, pediatrics, acute care, and geriatrics. However, there are a variety of other specialties that nurse practitioners can choose, including neonatology and mental health. Advanced practice nurses can prescribe medications in all States and in the District of Columbia. Some nurses have jobs that require little or no direct patient care, but still require an active RN license. Case managers ensure that all of the medical needs of patients with severe injuries and severe or chronic illnesses are met. Forensics nurses participate in the scientific investigation and treatment of abuse victims, violence, criminal activity, and traumatic accident. Infection control nurses identify, track, and control infectious outbreaks in health care facilities and develop programs for outbreak prevention and response to biological terrorism. Legal nurse consultants assist lawyers in medical cases by interviewing patients and witnesses, organizing medical records, determining damages and costs, locating evidence, and educating lawyers about medical issues. Nurse administrators supervise nursing staff, establish work schedules and budgets, maintain medical supply inventories, and manage resources to ensure high-quality care. Nurse educators plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs and curricula for the professional development of student nurses and RNs. Nurse informaticists manage and communicate nursing data and information to improve decision making by consumers, patients, nurses, and other health care providers. RNs also may work as health care consultants, public policy advisors, pharmaceutical and medical supply researchers and salespersons, and medical writers and editors. Work environment. Most RNs work in well-lighted, comfortable health care facilities. Home health and public health nurses travel to patients' homes, schools, community centers, and other sites. RNs may spend considerable time walking, bending, stretching, and standing. Patients in hospitals and nursing care facilities require 24-hour care; consequently, nurses in these institutions may work nights, weekends, and holidays. RNs also may be on call-available to work on short notice. Nurses who work in offices, schools, and other settings that do not provide 24-hour care are more likely to work regular business hours. About 21 percent of RNs worked part time in 2006, and 7 percent held more than one job. 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. In addition, they are vulnerable to back injury when moving patients, shocks from electrical equipment, and hazards posed by compressed gases. RNs also may suffer emotional strain from caring for patients suffering unrelieved intense pain, close personal contact with patients' families, the need to make critical decisions, and ethical dilemmas and concerns. 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A nurse clinician is usually practices a more advanced version of nursing - beyond that of a registered nurse. A nurse clinician will often have a masters degree or doctorate …degree in nursing and depending upon the area - is allowed to deliver babies / prescribe medication / specialize in treating certain populations and/or specialize in nursing practice and education.
There is nothing wrong with either. It is just that the registered nurse is a higher level, and more marketable degree. The pay scale is higher, there are more opportunities i…n terms of positions and facilities to work at. There is also an easier transition to continue higher education in terms of professions either within the field (for example, nurse practitioner) or in another field.
Registered Nurses assess and care of patients throughout the spectrum. They provide interventions based on a patient's diagnosis to improve their outcome. Nurses do not simply… follow a doctor's command, nurses need to have excellent critical thinking skills in order to understand the patient's pathophysiology and pharmacology and how this effect's the patient. Often if there is a change in a patient's status the nurse is the first to notice and must alert the doctor for critical drug and lab values.
Yes, they are. A nurse is a general term for different types of nurses but does include registered nurses.
Yes, for public school systems, they typically are Registered Nurses. Some school districts may allow Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Licensed Vocations Nurses (LVNs) to b…e a school nurse.
This will often depend upon the Nursing authority or Board of Nursing in your area but as a whole - registered nurses are allowed to work on their own depending upon the dutie…s preformed whereas LPN/LVN's are required to work under a doctor, a registered nurse, or an advanced practice nurse.
Neonatal nursing is a specific field, a registered nurse can apply to any kind of nurse.
Registered Nurses account for most nurses inacute care/ hospital settings. There are other types of nurses such as LVN (licensed vocational nurse) and LPN (licensed practica…l nurse), two names for the same thing depending on the place or state (there are other terms in the UK and other countries). Most LPNs work in long term care or nursing homes. They can work in acute care. Technically & legally LPNs work under the supervision of an RN in most places, though the day-to-day reality is that they are not supervised by RNs and they tend to work side-by-side with RNs. In long term care or SNF the main difference is that RNs can do IV drugs and LPNs can only do so if they take additional training and if the facility policy allows them to do so. However, there are legal reasons why many facilities do not. The board exams for RNs and LPNs are different. The NCLEX-RN book is roughly twice as thick and ties together critical thinking and nursing theory along with knowledge of facts, much as LSAT or tests of logical ability are devised. LPN questions are centered on fact and knowledge and are multiple choice. Including science prerequisites, RN programs take about 4 to 5 years to complete, while LPN programs take 3 years to complete. RN programs are moving quickly toward the 4-year degree, though many RN programs still confer the ADN degree despite 4 years of coursework. These programs are increasingly partnering with nearby universities to offer a bachelor's- level university education in order to meet the demands and goals of national associations which have stated that future nurses will increasingly require higher levels of education at the graduate level in order to participate in specialties, due to the rapid advances in genetics, neuroscience, and biochemistry that now characterize modern medicine.