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Title: Careers Nursing


1
Careers Nursing
  • Information Provided By
  • Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Center
    (AHEC)
  • http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index
  • PowerPoint Presentation By
  • Juliane Monko Dr. Frank Flanders
  • CTAE Resource Network, June 2009
  • Based On PowerPoint Ideas From
  • Penny Howard, RN, Healthcare Science Instructor

2
A H E C
  • There are six centers in the Georgia AHEC
    Network, and each serves a multi-county region. 
  • The AHEC mission is to meet the health needs of
    Georgia by improving the supply, distribution and
    quality of healthcare providers.
  • AHECs offer enrichment programs, camps, learning
    tools, student counseling, volunteer and
    mentoring activity coordination, and access to
    other educational resources.
  • Contact your regional AHEC for more information. 

3
Objectives
  • Students will be able to describe health careers
    in the field of Nursing.
  • Students will be able to plan a healthcare career
    path in Nursing.

4
Careers in Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse-Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Registered Nurse

5
Clinical Nurse Specialist
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Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical nurse specialists are advanced practice
    registered nurses who function in one of a number
    of nursing's areas of specialization.
  • They may provide direct care to patients, teach
    in a variety of health care settings, and work as
    researchers, consultants, or nurse managers. 

7
Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Work Environment
  • Salary
  • Community agencies
  • Healthcare systems
  • Hospitals
  • Industry
  • Nursing homes
  • Private homes
  • Private practice settings
  • Public health departments
  • Research centers
  • School
  • Average Starting Salary 68,619
  • Figures according to 2006 data. To see updated
    figures, visit the SOWEGA-AHEC website at

    http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index

8
Clinical Nurse Specialist Academic Requirements
  • In order to enter a clinical nurse specialist
    program one must be prepared as a registered
    nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
    degree and hold a current nursing license.
    Programs last one to two years and lead to a
    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

9
Licensed Practical Nurse
10
Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic
    bedside care and may also give injections and
    medications.
  • They change dressings, evaluate patient needs,
    implement care plans, and supervise nursing
    assistants.
  • In an office setting they make appointments and
    keep patient records.

11
Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Work Environment
  • Salary
  • Community health clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Mental health institutions
  • Nursing homes
  • Physicians' offices
  • Private homes
  • Public health departments
  • Visiting nurse associations
  • Average Starting Salary 27,914
  • Figures according to 2006 data. To see updated
    figures, visit the SOWEGA-AHEC website at

    http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index

12
Licensed Practical Nurse Academic Requirements
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. 
    Completion of an accredited practical nursing
    program usually takes between 12 and 18 months.

13
Nurse Anesthetist
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Nurse Anesthetist
  • Anesthesia is the use of drugs, gases, and nerve
    blocks to provide a partial or total loss of pain
    during surgery
  • During surgery, nurse anesthetists administer
    anesthetic drugs, monitor the patient's vital
    signs and adjust the doses of anesthetics and
    other medications to assure optimal patient
    safety and comfort. 

15
Nurse Anesthetist
  • Work Environment
  • Salary
  • Dental offices
  • Hospitals
  • Military
  • Outpatient surgical centers
  • Pain clinics
  • Average Starting Salary 116,147
  • Figures according to 2006 data. To see updated
    figures, visit the SOWEGA-AHEC website at

    http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index

16
Nurse Anesthetist Academic Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree, a current nursing license,
    and a minimum of one year's experience as a
    registered nurse in an acute care area are
    required.
  • Nurse anesthesia programs last from 24 to 36
    months, depending upon the institution and the
    type of degree offered.  All nurse anesthesia
    programs are at the graduate level.

17
Nurse-Midwife
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Nurse-Midwife
  • Nurse-midwives provide care for healthy women
    before, during, and after childbirth.
  • They assist in labor and delivery, help in
    newborn care, and counsel mothers on infant
    growth and future pregnancies

19
Nurse-Midwife
  • Work Environment
  • Salary
  • Birthing centers
  • Clinics
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' offices
  • Public health departments
  • Average Starting Salary 67,045
  • Figures according to 2006 data. To see updated
    figures, visit the SOWEGA-AHEC website at

    http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index

20
Nurse-Midwife Academic Requirements
  • A college preparatory diploma is recommended. A
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a current nursing
    license, and experience in a related field are
    usually required to enter a master's level
    program in nurse-midwifery. 
  • Some schools offer bachelor's degree programs so
    that nurses with diplomas or associate degrees
    may gain the extra credits required to enter a
    master's program.  

21
Nurse Practitioner
22
Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses
    who have advanced educational preparation that
    qualifies them to assess health conditions,
    identify and diagnose problems and develop plans
    to improve healthcare outcomes.
  • NPs conduct health screenings and physical exams,
    prescribe tests and medications, and educate
    patients about their conditions and the need for
    preventive activities.

23
Nurse Practitioner
  • Work Environment
  • Salary
  • Average Starting Salary 66,446
  • Figures according to 2006 data. To see updated
    figures, visit the SOWEGA-AHEC website at

    http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index
  • Academic institutions
  • Clinics
  • Community health centers
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Migrant health clinics
  • Military
  • Physicians' offices
  • Public health departments
  • Rural health clinics
  • Schools

24
Nurse Practitioner Academic Requirements
  • To enter a nurse practitioner program in Georgia,
    one must be a registered nurse and hold a current
    nursing license. 
  • Programs last from one to two years and grant
    either a post MSN certificate or a master's
    degree.

25
Nursing Assistant
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Nursing Assistant
  • Working under the supervision of a registered
    nurse, licensed practical nurse, or physician,
    they answer patient call lights, serve meals, and
    check blood pressure, temperature, pulse and
    breathing.
  • They have a great deal of patient contact and are
    important in developing patient relationships.
  • They assist with medications, change linens, and
    teach family members to care for the patient
    during recovery. 

27
Nursing Assistant
  • Work Environment
  • Salary
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Mental health institutions
  • Nursing homes
  • Physicians' offices
  • Private homes
  • Average Starting Salary 18,408
  • Figures according to 2006 data. To see updated
    figures, visit the SOWEGA-AHEC website at

    http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index

28
Nursing Assistant Academic Requirements
  • A high school diploma is usually required. 
    Training is available at many technical schools. 
    It may be offered by employers and usually
    consists of at least 90 hours of lectures,
    demonstrations, and supervised practice.

29
Registered Nurse
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Registered Nurse
  • Registered nurses (RNs) care for patients by
    providing both treatment and education.
  • They interpret and respond to patient symptoms,
    reactions and progress. 
  • RNs also teach patients and families about proper
    health care, assist in patient rehabilitation,
    and provide emotional and physical support to
    promote recovery and well-being. 

31
Registered Nurse
  • Work Environment
  • Salary
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community health clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Industry
  • Public health departments
  • Mental health institutions
  • Migrant centers
  • Military
  • Nursing homes
  • Physicians offices 
  • Prisons
  • Private homes
  • Public schools
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Average Starting Salary 49,504
  • Figures according to 2006 data. To see updated
    figures, visit the SOWEGA-AHEC website at

    http//www.sowega-ahec.org/index

32
Registered Nurse Academic Requirements
  • A college preparatory diploma is recommended.
    Students must complete an accredited nursing
    program, including any one of the following
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.), Associate
    of Applied Science (A.A.S.),  or Associate of
    Science in Nursing (A.S.N.). Offered primarily by
    community colleges these are two-year programs.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). Offered
    by colleges and universities, this is usually a
    four-year program.

33
Registered Nurse Academic Requirements
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) or Masters
    in Nursing (M.N.). Offered by colleges and
    universities, a masters generally requires one
    or two years of additional training after
    obtaining a B.S.N.
  • Doctor of Nursing (D.N.Sc., D.N.S., D.S.N.),
    Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.or Dr.N.P.) or
    Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Offered by
    universities, a doctorate requires numerous years
    of additional education and research experience.

34
Summary
  • There are a variety of careers available in
    Nursing. Educational requirements vary by career
    and career level. Students interested in these
    careers should use the information provided here
    as a basis for a career plan. The student should
    also research the career further to complete a
    career plan.
  • Careers available in Nursing include
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse-Midwife
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
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