By Jessica Silvers
October 5, 2011
$68,730 yearly is the wage for a
To be a registered nurse you at least
need to have your Bachelors Degree.
You must have a high school diploma
In patient care you can advance to become
a nurse practitioner, nurse- midwife, nurse
In management you can advance to become
a head nurse, or an assistant head nurse.
Nature of work
As a registered nurse you assist and
care for other, document and record
information, make decisions and solve
problems, teach others, identify
objects, actions, and events.
High level of social contact, work
closely with patients.
Responsible for health and safety of
Placed in conflict situations.
Exposed to diseases or infections on
Rapid growth is expected in nursing.
Many job opportunities are available in
I think I have good communication
skills and I like caring for people.
Advantages: Job openings, good pay.
Disadvantages: Work nights and
To prepare for this job you should start
early. Take high school classes such
as Anatomy and Physiology.