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Registered Nurse Michaela Gully Earnings • RN’s make an average of $52,330 a year. Educational requirements • RN’s train for the career by completing a bachelors degree or associates degree in nursing. Entry level Positions • 4 year BSN (Bachelor Science of Nursing). This degree is preferred because it provides the best opportunities in today’s job market. The 2 year associates degree allows a student to become a registered nurse and earn money more quickly than a 4 year BSN program. You can also get your Nursing diploma, but there are less than 100 schools doing that so its limiting. Nature of Work • RN’s treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients’ family members Working Conditions • Work in health care facilities. Home health and public health nurses travel to patients home schools, community centers and other locations. They spend a lot of time moving around. They can sometimes work un-steady hours. Job Outlook • Job opportunities are usually excellent, but vary depending on geographical location Advantages/Disadvantages • Advantages: Care for another human being. Nurses are always wanted. • Disadvantages: Have un-steady hours and sometimes you get overwhelmed with things you have to do. Personal Skills • You need to be caring and wanting to help others. You need to be good at science and math because there is a lot of that involved. Things you can study now to help you prepare for this career • Take as money math and science courses as you can because that is pretty much all nursing is.
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