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C areer Exploration Project Jessica Ochoa ~ College Algebra ~ MATH 1314 ~ Semester 2Registered Nurse› What do they do?– When you become a registered nurse your responsibilities mainly involve caring for patients, but the specific duties vary depending on the employer or specialization. – RNs may assist physicians in providing different treatments, administer medications and monitor side effects and reactions, maintain health care records/reports, record vital signs and medical information, educate patients and families on disease prevention and post -hospital treatment(s). They also work with diverse patient populations in specialized areas such as critical care, pediatrics, neonatology, and gerontology.› Employment Outlook– According to a study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2017, the job outlooks for registered nurses is said to rise 15 percent in 10 years (from 2016 to 2026), which is much faster than the average for all other occupations. The growth will occur due to growing rates of chronic conditions, increased importance of preventive care, and the demand for health care services. › Salary (Boston, Massachusetts) – Since Boston has 17 of the top -ranking hospitals, it is a suitable place to work for healthcare professionals. Boston is number 8 on a list of the best cities for health care due to their median salary, living costs, and demand. As of July 21, 2018, the average salary for registered nurses is $74,984 in Massachusetts, which is 12 percent higher than many other states in the U.S.Education and Training› Degree requirements for becoming an RN range from a diploma to a bachelor’s degree. Diploma programs typically take three years, associate’s degree programs take two to three yeas, and a Bachelor’s in nursing takes four years to complete. Diplomas and associate’s degrees prepare graduates for entry level nursing positions while completing a bachelor’s degree program allows for RNs to work in a broader range of positions. Required courses for nursing students include anatomy, physiology, psychology, microbiology, nutrition, chemistry, and courses in liberal arts subjects. › Nursing students are also required to complete a series of nursing clinicals to gain hands on experiences. These clinicals provide opportunities to apply what students have learned in a real life healthcare setting, › After completing a degree program aspiring RNs must pass a licensure exam called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX -RN).Citations › Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook , Registered Nurses, on the Internet at https:// – nurses.htm › “Registered Nurse Job Description.” Betterteam , 18 Mar. 2019, -nurse -job -description . › “Thinking of Becoming a Registered Nurse?” , -to -become -a-registered -nurse / . › Wright, Shelley. “The 15 Best Cities For Nurses.” Onward Healthcare , Onward Health Care, -resources/the -15 -best -cities -for -nurses/?mobile=0. › “Registered Nurse Salary in Massachusetts.” Registered Nurse: All Guides about RN Schools and Programs , › “How to Become an RN – Career Information, Education & Degree Requirements – Peterson’s” CollegeQuest , 9 May 2014, -to -become -an – rn.aspx . › Heinrich , Anna. “How to Become a Registered Nurse: Your 4 -Step Guide.” How to Become a Registered Nurse: Your 4 -Step Guide | Rasmussen College , Rasmussen College, 1 Aug. 2018, -to -become -registered -nurse / .