Registered Nursing Career Essay

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Registered Nurse Ever since I could remember I have loved working with people. I’ve always been told that I have a compassionate heart and personality. That is, a character trait that is essential to be successful in the medical field. While I know any type of medical career requires a substantial amount of focus and hard work, I also know what I will get to encounter in this career will be very rewarding. Through MS Choices, a book, and personal interviews, I have discovered lots of interesting and beneficial information that can help while pursuing my career choice of becoming a Registered Nurse. The first thing I researched was what a person in this career does. In this field of work the Registered Nurse is assigned patients daily, with …show more content…
There are three major educational paths to Registered Nursing; a Bachelor of Science degree (BSN), an associate degree (ADS), or a diploma. A bachelor’s degree requires 4 years of college to complete and an associate’s degree two to three years. In general a BSN will have greater opportunities for advancement. Many nurses also do graduate work to further their education which also leads to higher pay. The pay ranges depending on where they work and their education level. The average annual wage is $56,560, while an experienced Registered Nurse can make $76,720. Through research I found Registered Nurses make the most in Jackson, MS, and the least in Hattiesburg, MS. Some other occupations that are related to a Registered Nurse are a clinical nurse specialist, medical and health services manager, nurse anesthetist, and nurse practitioner. I have thought about going further into nursing and if I did, my choice would be a nurse practitioner because of my love for …show more content…
Being ranked number 4 among 700 others nationwide, I have always heard it is a great medical school that is also close to where I live. When I began to research I found that the cost of living and college at The W total is $4,760(The University for Women). My other option was to go to a two year community college, which would be Itawamba Community College. I started researching on it and totaled up the cost that came out to be $2,825. I discovered going straight to a four year right out of college wasn’t my best bet. Itawamba Community College is even closer to home and a lot less expensive, which is why it will be my best option when attending college this coming fall. Throughout my researched process the thing that grabbed my attention and made me realize that this career is for me, is a quote from an RN in a book titled Careers in Health Care. It states “Nursing is the art and science dedicated to compassionate concern for maintaining and promoting health, preventing illness, and caring for and rehabilitating the members of our society.” To think that I will get to provide people with proper health care while being a positive influence makes me excited about pursuing this

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