What it is
Certified Nurse Assistant
Nursing jobsrelate to patient care in many ways, including care for people who are disabled, convalescent, sick or injured.
Registered nurses account for the largest group of people working in healthcare for a total of 2.5 million jobs, and most of these jobs are in hospitals. Registered nurses are expected to remain in high demand at least through the year 2016. Other nursing jobs and nursing assistant roles are expected to be in high demand, too. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), for example, are in demand and work as generalists in all areas of healthcare.
What it's like
Nursing Attendant, training for Ostepathic Medicine
Most people in nursing jobs work in hospitals, doctors’ offices or nursing care facilities. While they usually work 40-hour weeks, they do work in shifts to provide patients with around-the-clock care. Nursing jobs often require people to stand for long periods of time and can require helping people move, get in and out of bed, stand or walk. In addition, people in nursing jobs can be exposed to chemicals, infectious diseases and radiation.
What it takes
Training for nursing jobs ranges from on-the-job training for aide positions to a bachelor’s degree and state-issued license for nurse practitioner jobs.
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