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101 Careers in Nursing by Jeanne M. Novotny PhD RN FAAN, Doris Lippman EdD APRN

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By Jeanne M. Novotny PhD RN FAAN, Doris Lippman EdD APRN CS, Nicole Sanders BSN RN, Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD MBA RN FAAN

Few careers have the benefits that nursing bargains: flexibility, room for development, delight from assisting others. and there's a determined want for nurses--demand will exceed provide for it slow to come back. This concise and convenient quantity profiles a hundred and one kinds of nursing careers are profiled; each one contains a simple description, schooling necessities, abilities wanted, reimbursement, comparable websites, businesses. own tales from working towards nurses spotlight the content material. scholars, these searching for a occupation switch, and RNs searching for new possibilities will discover a wealth of data the following. A pattern of attainable profession offerings: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner grownup Nurse Practitioner Case supervisor severe Care Nursing Diabetes Educator Disaster/Bioterrorism Nursing Emergency Room Nurse Geriatric Nurse Practitioner HIV/AIDS expert Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing an infection keep an eye on Nurse Medical-Surgical Nurse Nurse Midwife Oncology Nurse Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Basic description—A nurse epidemiologist investigates trends in groups or aggregates and studies the occurrence of diseases and injuries. The information is gathered from census data, vital statistics, and reportable disease records. Nurse epidemiologists identify people or populations at high risk; monitor the progress of diseases; specify areas of health care need; determine priorities, size, and scope of programs; and evaluate their impact. They generally do not provide direct patient care, but serve as a resource and plan educational programs.

Compensation—Similar to nurses in other specialty units such as critical care; starting RN salary is approximately $40,000. 5. Employment outlook—High 26 Camp Nurse 6. com/burn/ Camp Nurse 1. Basic description—A camp nurse provides full health care to children attending camp. In some situations, camps are specific to children with special needs, for example, children with asthma, or children with diabetes. The working environment for a camp nurse is usually one of low stress. Much of the time is spent working with groups of children in an outdoor setting.

Clinical faculty members provide clinical supervision of students. 2. Educational requirements—Varies with level of position; college faculty and deans usually need a doctorate (PhD, EdD, DNSc, ND); these individuals serve as the top administrative officer of the academic unit for full-time, tenure-track positions in 4-year colleges and universities; instructors and clinical faculty most often have educational preparation at the master’s degree level. 3. Core competencies/skills needed: • Strong interpersonal and communication skills • Motivational and mentoring skills • Knowledge of teaching/learning and/or management principles and practices • Ability to make sound decisions and to organize and coordinate work efficiently • Time management skills; ability to work independently and manage a large number of diverse projects • Research and publication skills, especially for faculty at professorial ranks in colleges and universities • Ability to manage a flexible schedule; faculty must be present for classes, usually 12 to 16 hours per week, and for faculty and committee meetings.

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