Registered nurses (RNs) work with physicians to provide direct care to patients. While they may not diagnose diseases, they measure and record vital signs, observe and assess to help doctors arrive at an accurate diagnosis. Nurses also work closely with patients’ families to keep them informed and provide physical and social support. In the community, they might educate others how to promote health and prevent disease. Most common places of work include hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, and schools. … Read the rest
Nurses are the lifeblood of the health care workforce. They supply doctors with vital information that will guide patients’ treatment. They spend a great deal of time with patients, assessing and observing them, developing and implementing patient care plans, and administering treatment and medication as directed by the physician. Nurses measure vital signs and draw conclusions, make clinical decisions, do diagnostic tests, supervise nursing assistants, and translate medical jargon so the patients will understand. They counsel patients in the areas … Read the rest
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree meets the special needs of today’s healthcare environment. It has a clinical or systems focus and prepares nurses for a broad range of leadership positions, including public policy, administration, public health, informatics and teaching. This is the terminal degree for clinical nursing. As such, it doesn’t have the emphasis on in-depth research and academic work that a Ph.D. does.
As a practice doctorate, it prepares nurses for advanced nursing practice roles. It helps them … Read the rest
When a person chooses nursing as a lifelong career, it makes sense to go on to get an MSN degree that can expand the opportunities for healthcare delivery, salaries, advancement and academic and research work. Advanced practice registered nurses, called APRNs, have either a Master of Science in Nursing, MSN, or a Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP. This additional education allows RNs to do physical exams, order lab work and analyze the results, write prescriptions and educate their patients. Some … Read the rest
Landing a job with an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) in Ohio may not be a challenge as most other states. But if you’re a working ADN RN, advancing in the profession without a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) is almost impossible. RNs today still question the necessity of a BSN degree, especially if they enjoy a rewarding career with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. Certainly, career goals will mostly influence whether an RN goes back to school. … Read the rest
A BSN is the choice of an increasing number of students interested in making nursing a career. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing offers a wide range of benefits, from better pay to more job choices. It also meets the current need in healthcare for nurses comfortable with technology, aware of evolving best practices and able to assume leadership positions in the delivery of patient centered healthcare. The U.S. population is aging, the Affordable Care Act has made medical care … Read the rest
Registered nurses treat and educate patients, families, and the public about common medical conditions and provide emotional and physical support. Their duties include gathering patient history, performing diagnostic tests, administering treatments and medications, communicating with physicians and other health professionals involved in patient care, supervising CNAs and other unlicensed staff, and devising, implementing and evaluating patient care plans.
Following a decade of higher than average unemployment and slow job growth in the nursing sector, registered nurses in Ohio are finding … Read the rest