The world is filled with many different types of professional people that help
maintain our health status. Registered nurses are one of these important professional
people that take care of the sick and maintain health all around the world and in our
community. Registered nurses also work to prevent disease , to educate the public about
health issues , to enhance public health , and to help support ill patients both physically
and mentally. In this essay I will describe and explain what is a registered nurse,
education and certification, employment, and professional activities.
Registered nurses are licensed by the state in which he or she practices after
completing certain training and education. The three educational paths to registered
nursing are bachelor’s degree, an associate degree, and a diploma from a approved
nursing program. Registered nurses are used mostly everywhere because they are present
when doctors cannot assist you immediately and they can prescribe medication. Registered
nurses regardless of specialty or work setting, monitor all aspects of patient care
including diet and physical activities, and provide advice and emotional support to
patients and family members. And most of the places they work include family practices ,
adult practices , women’s health , pediatrics , acute care and gerontology. Registered nurses work under pressure everyday to treat life conditions such as accidents , heart attacks and strokes. Registered nurses also take care for patients in critical condition , or illness , and they must be able to recognize life threatening problems quickly and assist a patient with care . Registered nurses may suffer from stresses and burnout caused by shift , night
work , by other psychological and organizational factors. Such as patients dying in their
hands and sharp objects like needles , and blades that may cause injury.
The role of registered nurse requires both learning and teaching responsibilities.
After registered nurses finish completing nursing school and obtain their nursing license
they also receive on the job training as education through trial and error while working
with patients. Students must graduate from an approved nursing program and complete a
national license examination (NCLEX-RN). And other eligibility requirements for students
trying to obtain a license vary by state. If students have any issues they would have to
contact their state’s board of nursing for details. The different types of educational
institutions offering the program in registered nursing are clinical nurses, specialists, nurse
anesthetics, nurse midwives, and nurse practioners. Registered nurses obtain a Bachelor of
science (BSN), an Associate degree in nursing (ADN), and diploma offered by colleges and
universities which take four years to complete. Various schools in South Florida offer the
nursing program at many degree levels, about 40 public and 129 private...