Essay On Registered Nurse

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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 that comes other compact job. Every couple hours the Registered Nurse goes and records important information like vital signs also giving …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

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