Nurses have a number of different duties. Their duties vary nationally, locally, by state, and by what specialty they work in. Some of their duties consist of: recording the medical records and symptoms of patients, administering medicines and treatments to patients, setting up plans for patients’ care or contributing to existing plans, observing patients and recording …show more content…
A nursing student who has received their Associate’s Degree in Nursing can continue their education and pursue their Bachelor's Degree. Having a Bachelor’s Degree will also increase their chances of finding a job and getting hired than if they had just an Associate’s Degree. After they receive their Bachelor’s, they then can continue on to pursue their Master’s Degree. This will increase their opportunities to work in different areas and even be promoted to head of all the nurses, such as a nurse practitioner.
Prior to nursing school and even after, students have to meet several educational requirements. One of them, is the different science classes they must take such as, taking courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts.
A career in nursing is not limited to just one area, but many. The different specialties a nursing student can choose range from dental hygienists to physician assistants.
All nurses have to meet certain continuing education requirements every two years after they have been licensed. A nurse has three main ways to complete their continuing their education. One, suggests that every 2 year period of their license renewal, they complete 20 contact hours, or, they may take an academic course with a specific criteria, and lastly, they may renew their nursing certificate based on the area they work