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Nursing Careers

Overview of Objectives







What is a Nurse
Advantage of Nursing
Qualities
Opportunities
Role of Education
How to Become a Nurse

NURSING VERSITILITY









Foundational Concepts/Applications
Theory
Policy
Informatics
Advanced Research
Leadership/Organizational
Managerial Communication
Decision Making/Change

Florence Nightengale

Dream
What Interests You?









Working with others
Working alone
Reading
Math
Science
Solving problems
Helping others
Feeling needed

Vision
Where do you see Yourself?






Helicopters
Industries
Wellness Centers
Public Health Offices
Home Health Care
Agencies
• Military








Hospitals
Clinics/Offices
Nursing Homes
Hospice
Schools
Cruise Ships

Education
• Entry level BSN enrollment in 1999 was
down 4.6% according to the American
Association of Colleges of Nursing.

• The Bureau of Labor and Statistics
predicts jobs for RNs will grow 23% by
2008 and that one-half of the RN
workforce will reach retirement age by
2017.

• At least 2 years for Associates degree.
However, discipline is promoting
Bachelors requiring 4 years.

Standards







Integrity
Compassion
Devoted
Motivated
Caring

Discipline
Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving
Patient and Population Health Outcomes
• Member/Leader
• Communicates
• Collaborates
• Consults
• Manages
• Coordinates

Caring








Flexible
Guides Changes
Motivate Others
Action-oriented
Transformational
Healthcare Reform

Disseminating Scientific Knowledge
Using the Nursing Process






Assessment
Diagnosis
Outcome/Planning
Implementation
Evaluation

How I Spend My Day









Assessing patients in clinic
Developing a plan
Implementing orders
Reassessing or evaluating
Documenting
Rounding in hospital
Writing orders
Researching information and data

Why I LOVE my Career







Variety
Flexible hours
Excellent pay
Demand for profession
Individuality
Smile on My Patients face when I make
a difference in their day!

Conclusion

• Caring for Patients
• Advocate and Leadership
• Integrating Scientific Findings
• Improving Patient Outcomes
• Needed in Community
• Policymaking
• Fulfilling Contribution

New NIGHTENGALES

References
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2011). About AACN. Retrieved June 16, 2011, from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ContactUs/index.htm
Nursing World (n.d.). The Nursing Process. Retrieved March 5, 2013, from, http://nursingworld.org/EspeciallyForYou/What-is-Nursing/Tools-YouNeed/Thenursingprocess.html

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