The Role Of Registered Nurses

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My Chosen major is nursing. I intend receive a BSN from Winston-Salem State University. In middle school I decided to pursue nursing. I didn’t really have a big eureka moment in deciding my career. I did however, volunteer through the summer in my high school years at the hospital. During that time is when I became passionate in the oncology field and decide to set a goal of becoming an oncology nurse. When I was a little girl I wanted to be a panther’s cheerleader, I eventually realized that was an unrealistic career option. Also since high school I have been more and more interested in operating room nurses, this would be another option one day I would attempt to pursue. Nursing is a very wide field so there are plenty of options if one where…show more content…
Research shown in the Occupational Outlook Handbook states “Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations” (United States, 2015). This shows that the outlook for RN’s is great and shows stable job security in the future. While the general public are just informed about the basic duties of RN’s, most do not know the depth of their job within a 12 hour shift. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook “Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members” (United States, 2015). Nurses do way more than what the general public may think, sometimes nurses are the only support or family like person someone may…show more content…
Nurses not only care for their patients but: develop care plans, educate them on their condition and how to take care of themselves, provide emotional support, and advice. Duties of nurse’s range anywhere from recording medical records to collaborating with doctors (United States, 2015). This career path is so flexible, and allows for endless possibilities in its self. I am a person who loves to help others in need so nursing really interested me, especially oncology. With nursing being so flexible it would allow me to combined my two interest and become an oncology nurse, an oncology nurse is a nurse who works with cancer
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