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An outline of the various opportunities available for those pursuing a career in nursing

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  1. Introduction.
  2. Definition.
  3. History.
  4. General information.
    1. Facts.
    2. Nursing process.
    3. Nursing code.
    4. Selecting a field.
  5. Requirements.
    1. Physical.
    2. Emotional.
  6. Education.
    1. Preparation.
    2. Choice of program.
    3. Types of degrees.
  7. Types of nurses.
    1. Registered nurse.
    2. General duty nurse.
    3. Surgical nurse.
    4. School nurse.
    5. Community health nurse.
    6. Advanced practice nurse.
    7. Clinical nurse specialist.
    8. Private duty nurse.
  8. Responsibility.
    1. Dependent functions.
    2. Independent functions.
  9. Working conditions.
  10. Organizations.
  11. Shortage.
  12. Salary.
  13. Future.
  14. Conclusion.
  15. Bibliography.

There are thousands of different job opportunities throughout the world. Most of these jobs have branches that give a person even more opportunities. Although nursing has not always been broad, nursing in the present day has many different positions that a person can fill and is a great example of how diverse this profession can be. Nursing is a basic in hospitals all over the world and is a job that our world has had need for thousands of years. For every field of medicine, there is a different nursing field that corresponds with the medical field. A career in the field of nursing is worth the hard work a person puts into it.Nursing is one career that has more than one definition. Scholars have yet to agree on a single definition. Some say that nursing is love. In a way this is correct. A nurse cares for people who are sick in every way and sometimes all a person needs is love and someone to talk to.

[...] 18Donald I. Shook, Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers (Lincolnwood, Illinois: VGM Career Horizons, 1983) 35. 19McCloskey 205. 20Shook 35. 21?Nursing? 692. 22?Nursing? 692. 23Karen Creason Sorensen, Basic Nursing (Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1979) 132. 24Sorensen 132. 25McCloskey 318. 26?Nursing? 694. 27Joyce Lain Kennedy, Career Book (Lincolnwood, Illinois: VGM Career Horizons, 1988) 72. 28The Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook (Indianapolis: JIST Work Inc., 1997) 234. Bibliography Works Cited Carruthers, Evalyn P. ?Nursing.? Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia. CD-ROM ed. The Enhanced Occupational Outlook Handbook. [...]


[...] The nurse provides services with respect for the dignity of man, unrestricted by considerations of nationality, race, creed, colour, or status The nurse safeguards in individuals right to privacy by judiciously protecting information of a confidential nature, sharing only that information relevant to his care The nurse maintains individual competence in the nursingpractice, recognizing and accepting responsibility for individual actions and judgment The nurse reacts to safeguard the patient when his care and safety are affected by incompetent, unethical, or illegal conduct of any person The nurse uses individual competence as a criterion in accepting delegated responsibilities and assigning nursing activities to others The nurse participates in research activities when assured that the rights of individual's subject are protected The nurse participates in the efforts of the profession to define and up grade standards of nursing practice and education The nurse, acting through the professional organization, participates in establishing and maintaining conditions of employment conducive to high-quality nursing The nurse works with members of health professionals and other citizens in promoting efforts to meet health needs of the public The nurse refuses to give or imply endorsement to advertising promotion, or for commercial products, services, or enterprises.? When selecting a career to enter into, a person must base his decision on his own personal feelings. [...]


[...] ?This four year program provides a strong base of liberal education in the arts, sciences, and humanities.? This program ?emphasizes bedside patient care, and provides courses in community health nursing, leadership, and nursing research? Because the bachelors' program ?includes courses in general education and the liberal arts, the science germane to and related to nursing, and nursing?, it is different from all other basic nursing programs. Once a student finishes this program, he takes an exam, and if passed, receives a bachelor of science in nursing degree. [...]

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