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Various Types of Nurses

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Nurses work in the health care department providing medical assistance and care to patients. They work in a clinical setting or at home for the patients depending on the situation of the patient. A nurse is always present in a medical doctor's office for various purposes. A nurse does all types of paperwork needed to be done regarding the patients checkup. They also check the patient’s blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and sugar levels. They provide care to the patients before operation and after it as well. They are on duty at work hours and provide excellent social work. They assess the patient's progress in treatment and check in with the doctor. They provide help to the doctor by being available to get anything the doctor may need whilst checking the patient. Overall they are an essential and vital part of the health care community for their efforts.

There are various types of nurses in health care departments. There is a registered nurse, a certified nursing assistant, an employed student nurse, a nurse practitioner, a licensed practical nurse and a licensed graduate nurse. All these nurses have different duties that they provide patients with. The general duties required from any nurse is that they should have good verbal skills so that they can communicate well with the patient and there are no misunderstandings. They should be in proper uniform and should be on time for work. They should have a friendly attitude towards their patients and co workers. They should handle the challenging work environment with confidence and patience. They should give their best care to the patient. They should maintain good health and stamina. They should also have great observational skills to assess the patients and provide them with the care they need.

The nursing career has a great scope in the world of today. With new hospitals opening up everywhere, there is a high demand of nurses. Students who are thinking about pursuing this career and those who already are, have a bright future ahead of them. It is a job in which one gets to help the people and maintain a good lifestyle. The average pay for an entrant in a hospital is $66,640 per annum. This is a median average.

As for people who have a career of a nurse, here is a tip for them. You can always improve your career by getting a step up in your license by doing different programs. These will enable you to become specialized and have a higher grade license. You will move up in your job position and gain a better experience and pay.

The various aspects of nursing responsibilities can differ significantly from the type of setting a nurse is in. For example, a nursing home aide will often be responsible for helping residents bathe, go to the bathroom, eat, dress, and even change bedpans as necessary. In a hospital setting, however, a CNA nurse may administer checking, log patient vitals, and assist the RN and doctors on the floor. According to CNA Certification Scoop the need for nurses is booming, and is projected to do so for the coming years. As the need grows, so does the requirements and responsibilities of the position.

As a certified nursing assistant, your daily duties include checking up the patient's vital signs such as their blood pressure, heart rate and temperature etc. You are also required to arrange the medical equipment and machines at their set times so that when they are needed, they can be used right away. You should maintain the cleanliness of these equipments as well. Cleaning the rooms and providing the patient's with basic needs like bathing them and feeding them is also your duty. Lastly, you should be attentive at work so you can take calls and report the patient's behavior to the doctor.

Sources: www.cnacertificationscoop.com & nursing.duke.edu

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Does that make sense financially to become a nurse? How much will I get paid?

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Asking questions about what you might make as a nurse is an excellent idea before going through some of the online CNA training and facing even one rigorous day at a hospital or in a medical facility. Utilizing resources such as CNA Certification Scoop and the NSNA can help you understand some of the challenges that nurses facing taxation, bills, qualifying for credit and salaries can really help you to be set up much more adequately for working full-time.

How is paid decided in most nursing careers?

The average pay for a nurse annually stands at around $58,800 per year. The pay from hospital to hospital or nursing facility, to nursing facility does range however. There's usually a grid system for each hospital or collective agreement that links hospitals. Non-unionized hospitals will generally negotiate individual salaries with nurses however.

How much can you expect to start?

In Canada currently and throughout the province of Ontario it's estimated that nurses will start around $21.75 per hour. Most nurses throughout the end of their career are able to earn as much as $40 per hour currently. RN’s specializing in certain fields like acute care could potentially receive up to $30.17 per hour right out of school.

Overtime pay is also something that gets added into nursing. Usually overtime will pay 1.5 times the regular rate. Many nurses are required to work over a 40 hour week and this is where a lot of their extra earnings can come into effect. Advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse managers can often command higher salaries and potentially even higher overtime rates.

Midcareer earnings:

The hourly wage for an RN that has five years of experience in Ontario is now closer to $36.12 for an annual salary of just over $70,000. Working overtime could potentially boost this salary or pay grade by up to 20%.

With earnings like this it possible to potentially qualify for a new home much faster, pay down debts and more. Nursing is a rewarding career financially as well as socially.

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