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Is this an accurate description of Nurses?

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by Jesskanurse Jesskanurse (Member)

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http://education.yahoo.net/degrees/articles/featured_top_jobs_for_the_young.html

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The healthcare system is in the midst of a boom, and nurses are among those to benefit the most. Nurses assist physicians in examining patients and administering treatments. As medical care facilities become more impacted, nurses are increasingly called upon to act independently and perform a wider range of tasks. The learning curve is high, and opportunities for advancement abound for qualified candidates.

Job Growth: 29%

Median Pay: $59,800

Education Requirements: Qualification for nursing includes an associate's degree and RN certification, at minimum. Registered nurses who go on to a Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing (BSN, MSN) or a master's in master's in healthcare administration will have their pick of nursing career options: patient care, case management, or healthcare administration.

hmm...

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http://education.yahoo.net/degrees/articles/featured_top_jobs_for_the_young.html

Nurse

The healthcare system is in the midst of a boom, and nurses are among those to benefit the most. Nurses assist physicians in examining patients and administering treatments. As medical care facilities become more impacted, nurses are increasingly called upon to act independently and perform a wider range of tasks. The learning curve is high, and opportunities for advancement abound for qualified candidates.

Job Growth: 29%

Median Pay: $59,800

Education Requirements: Qualification for nursing includes an associate's degree and RN certification, at minimum. Registered nurses who go on to a Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing (BSN, MSN) or a master's in master's in healthcare administration will have their pick of nursing career options: patient care, case management, or healthcare administration.

hmm...

Not many nurses make that much in my area. And it all sounds good... on paper.

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Mommy TeleRN has 3 years experience as a RN and specializes in Float.

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That pay does seem high. Perhaps with nights and some weekends thrown in and with OT that is possible ... but base/days umm I don't know.

I also don't like how it's worded "assist physician's with examining patients" That sounds like you are standing there as a "helper" lol. Nurses have their own scope of practice and do nursing assessments. It does mention autonomy though.

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ICRN2008 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infection Preventionist/ Occ Health.

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I don't like the "Assist physicians" bit. Nursing is an independent profession with our own knowledge and expertise. The description you posted might be more accurate for a medical assistant.

(And by the way, I certainly don't make 60k a year).

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jill48 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Geri, Ortho, Telemetry, Psych.

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Qualification for nursing includes an associate's degree and RN certification, at minimum

For the thousandth time, LPN's ARE NURSES TOO.

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Not many nurses make that much in my area. And it all sounds good... on paper.

I make that much, and I'm not even a nurse yet.

Wait....um...yeah, I'll go with that answer. :D

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SharonH, RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg, Geriatrics.

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NO that is not an accurate description of what nurses do.

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snowfreeze has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, CCU, Trauma, neuro, Geriatrics.

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Sounds more like a sales advertisement for nursing school than a job description.

Nursing is what you make of it, you will not slide through a community college associate degree RN program and be making $60,000 in the first few years.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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median pay: $59,800 = $28.75/hr

across entire nursing salary structure from new graduate to nurse executive, this is the median salary a nurse can receive.

some calif and ny city rn's make this as new grads...others only cross into this salary structure as managers or above in midwest area.

as a homecare manager crossed over that level 2yrs ago......gulped recently when i saw philly hospital 12/12 we night position i left 15 yrs ago now up to $49.50/hr.

.....good ammo to present to my boss at annual eval. ;)

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Keepstanding has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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You go, girl. :yeahthat:

After a long, hard, backbreaking, stressful day.....no one better not tell me that I am not a nurse !:lol2: Yes I am an LPN too !

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