I'm korean. My name is kyung-mi,jang. My major is nursing. I want to know nursing haspital life,education course...ect... If you have any information for me, please let me know. Feel free to email me a reply.
Are you looking for general information about nursing in the US? The topic in this area is Nursing Informatics, which is a specialty in nursing. Nursing Informatics is nurses who are specialists in developing or teaching computer programs to medical people. I may be wrong but I think you may be looking for more general information. There is a lot of information about nurses jobs, the pay and the education in this bulletin board. To give you a very quick introduction: a licensed practical nurse has about 1 to 1/12 years of education in basic nursing; a registered nurse can have an associate's degree (2 to 3 years), a bachelor's degree (at least 4 years) or a Master's degree. The different degrees qualify the nurse for different jobs and higher pay, of course. Currently , there are a lot of different types of work for nurses. Sick people are only in the hospital a short time. They often need a visiting nurse at home after they are discharged. The US is experiencing a shortage of nurses and nursing schools are welcoming qualified students. I hope this information is what you were looking for.
Originally posted by chrn:
Nursing Informatics, which is a specialty in nursing. Nursing Informatics is nurses who are specialists in developing or teaching computer programs to medical people.</STRONG>
chrn and jjang,
The American Nurses Association is in the process of revising the Scope and Standards of Practice for the Specialty of Nursing Informatics along with the certification exam. ANA's draft document defines Nursing Informatics as: "A specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science and information science to manage and communicate data, information and knowledge in nursing practice. Nursing Informatics facilitates the integration of data, information and knowledge to support patients,nursing and other providers in their decision-making in all roles and settings. This support is accomplished through the use of information structures and information technology." The goal of NI "is to improve the health of populations, communities, families and individuals by optimizing information management and communications. This includes the use of technology in the direct provision of care, in establishing effective administrative systems and managing the delivery of educaitonal experiences, supporting life-long learning and supporting nursing research." Role activities of Nursing Informatics Specialists include but are not limited to: Project Management, Consultant, Education, Research, Development support, Decision Support/Oucomes Management, Policy Development and Change agent management.