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    “Nursing is great for so many reasons, but there is one reason that means more than any poll results, amount of money, or job security: Nurses make a difference.”(Brittney Wilson) In the Medical field there are numerous occupations that are available for Nurses. The medical field is a continuous learning and opportunity such occupation. One specific profession in the medical field is a Registered Nurse. A Registered Nurse is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country or state licensing body in order to obtain a nursing license. (Wikipedia).The name Registered Nurse or RN came from the 1903 Nurse Registration Act. Registered Nurses have thrived into a humongous profession, being that this…

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    Medical Assisting The healthcare field is not for the faint of heart. It is messy, confusing, nerve-wracking, intimidating, and sad. It is exhausting, mentally and emotionally, as it is a job that never really ends. But it is also a very rewarding job for those with hearts big enough to care for others. Setting aside their own personal cares and concerns, healthcare professionals work to establish and maintain excellent patient care. They do so in numerous ways, despite the countless career…

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    Stuffy nose, scratchy throat, headaches… nobody enjoys being sick. It is not something that humans can decide or control, it just happens. When sick, individuals often turn to medicine. However, when that doesn’t work it is time to call in a visit to the doctor. The problem is explained, the doctor makes a diagnosis, and, just like that, the patient is done. It is all so simple. Despite the ever seeming simplicity, it is in the background where the complex intertwining jobs are discovered which…

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    For a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner there is a list for the cons and a list for the pros as in any other job. The pros consist of excellent job growth potential, high salaries, ability to work independently, ability to work in a variety of settings, healthcare insurance benefits for workers family, and also being able to consistently provide healthcare to wonderful patients. Now the list of the cons would have to consist of the length of education required, continuing education and receiving…

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    require physical therapists to continue their education in order to keep their license (“Physical Therapist”). It is important for physical therapists to continue their education, so they can keep abreast of their occupation. Physical therapy education is focused around a set of expected outcomes (Curtis “A Primer” 38). Physical therapists must have 24 contact hours or 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) to be accrued during the licensing period. All therapists are required to submit two hours…

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    Adults spend nearly one third of their lives at work, but working in a career helping to make the world a little better helps to take the sting out of those statistics. Registered nursing is a career that requires passion, patience, dedication, and lots of hard work but at the end of the day it is a career that provides a sense of fulfilment that is worth all of the hard work, sweat, and tears. Besides the personal benefits of nursing, nursing is the fastest growing occupation in the United…

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    Practitioner. In the spirit of full disclosure, until this paper I was not fully aware of what this profession truly does for the community. Family nurse practitioners, abbreviated as FNPs, are advanced practice registered nurses who work autonomously or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to deliver family-focused care (graduatenursing). Although I personally have always found the field of nursing vastly interesting and I do plan on working with children, I am not currently…

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    The first step of taking the 6 questions career assessment helps me to learn about myself. It helps me recognize that I am a Conventional, Enterprising, and Social type of person. Furthermore, Career Coach gave me career suggestions based on my interests. It becomes apparent that I am 100% matched with education and Training Program, 82% matched with Health Science. Based on DCCC website, I have information about career tasks, wages, employment, types of education that I need to finish for a…

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    Student Nursing Reflection

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    With the nursing degree, there are different paths to follow. Some choose to do the ladder and starts as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), go onto become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), and then earn their registered nurse (RN) license while others skip the steps and become a RN right away. To achieve a license, one must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in order to be considered a registered nurse. The duties of an RN consist of doing physical exams and assessments…

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    They spend a lot of time walking, bending, stretching, and standing (Occupational Outlook Handout). They are also very vulnerable to back injuries because they often lift and move patients many times throughout the day (Occupational Outlook Handout). RN’s make about $65,470 per year and about $31.48 per hour. RN’s are projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations (Occupational Outlook Handout). Although being a RN can be very stressful and hard at times, it…

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