Benefits Of Becoming A Registered Nurse

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Have you thought about what you want to do when you finish high school? I believe becoming a registered nurse would be such an incredible job. Going into nursing gives you so many opportunities in life. When you finally become a nurse, you are able to help those in need, like giving them treatments if they are ill. Nursing is one of the majors that has been around for a lifetime and is one of the most in demand profession. For a while, nursing use to just be used for those who were sick without any family or close friends to take care of them in their time of need. Men and women served as nurses in the Revolutionary War(Collier). In 1872, New England hospital opened a nursing school with a curriculum of one year(Collier). I specifically choose …show more content…
No family should have to lose a loved one and I would love to be that person who keeps families together. A lot of people talk about wanting to become a nurse all through high school, but only a few actually go through college for nursing and finish nursing school. In California, there are approximately 291,448 registered nurses, 80,544 Licensed Practical Nurses. In the United States, there is about 3.083, 487 registered nurses and about 833,840 Licensed Practical Nurses. That’s a total of 3,916,967 nurses in the United States. There are five states that you have a better chance of becoming a nurse in. Those states are California, Florida, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In California, we are in need of an estimated 291,200 RN, 64,800 LPN along with 83,600 CNAs(Nursing link). The nursing …show more content…
You are doing anything a patient needs or asks for. Some duties that come with nursing are observing/recording patient 's behavior, consulting with physicians, establishing treatment plans, operating equipment, supervising LPNs and CNAs and responding to medical emergencies.The majority of the nurses found work in medical and surgical hospital environments(University alliance). Nurses work any time of day they are asked to work and sometimes have to pull doubles. “Registered nurses generally work morning, noon, or night shifts/rotations, and are always present at most health care facilities”(Nurse theory). The hours you work depends of the company or doctor they work for and if they are in demand in that area. They can be working 5-8, 4-10, or 3-12 hour days per week(Nurse theory). When you become a nurse you take on whatever is thrown your way. Some nurses work double shifts because of how in demand they are or they choose to work overtime just depending on who you work for. When you think of nurses, you think of women but more men are going into the nursing field. In 2008 there was a survey taken on which gender is most commonly found in nursing. “Only 6.6 percent of the over the 3 million registered nurses were male, and only a slightly higher percentage of 16.8 were non-Caucasian Males working in the nursing field”(Nurse without borders). If you want to pursue a career in nursing and become a registered

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