Nursing is a responsible job for the society which helps in the prevention and protection of health and abilities of a person by preventing the illness and injury in a patient. Nurses work to prevent the disease and help the patients to cope up with their health issues.
Nurses work to promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness. They are health educators for patients, families and communities. When providing direct patient care, they observe and assess patient symptoms and record the reactions and progress of the patients
Nurses work closely with the Physicians and Health practitioners in performing examinations. They administer the medication and also help the patients in rehabilitations and speedy recovery from illness. Nurses work in a best possible manner to help the patients become self reliant and facilitate a speedy recovery. They are accustomed with latest technology which is used for the patient's cure and recovery.
• Gathering information about health history and performing physical examinations of patients.
• Executing health related promotion, guidance and educating the clients.
• Managing the medication facilities, wound care and many other customized medical interventions.
• Manipulation of patient details critically and concluding decisions for relevant actions.
• Along with different healthcare personals, a nurse should be able to coordinate the service.
• Regular supervision of care and services delivered by other staff members.
• Carry out research to make advancement in services ,to yield better patient outcomes
The term (APRN) is given to advanced practice registered nurse. It is an umbrella term given to registered nurse (RN), who at least has a Master's in educational and clinical practice requirements. Registered nurse practitioners are nurses who have advanced education and clinical training to not only provide preventives from different diseases but can also take of acute health care services to individuals of all ages. They can work independently as well as in a health care team. Under this umbrella the different types of RN (Registered Nurses):
➤ Nurse practitioner (NP) – They work in clinics, nursing homes and hospitals. Nurse practitioners provide a wide range of services from primary and preventive health care services. Under US law, Nurse practitioners can prescribe medication to the patients in 21 states. NPs can practice independently and prescribe medication, and diagnose and treat common minor illnesses and injuries and cost incurred can be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, or other third.
➤ Certified nurse-midwife(CNM) – CNMs can also provide well-woman gynecological and low-risk obstetrical care in homes hospitals and birth centers
➤ Clinical nurse specialist – CNS or Clinical nurse specialist works in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and community-based service centers. They handle a wide range of physical and mental health problems
➤ LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurses): LVN has to complete an accredited program, which is of one year duration. LVN comprises of classroom learning which includes subjects such as biology, nursing and pharmacology. LVN has to take a supervised clinical experience to complete their degree. After getting a certificate in practical nursing, any prospective LVNs have to take the National Council Licensure Examination before LVN can work in all states.
A broad picture of the primary positions for nurses
|• Case Manager||• Certified Nurse Midwife|
|• Clinical Nurse Specialist||• Director/CEO|
|• Manager/Administrator||• Nurse Anesthetist|
|• Nurse Educator||• Nurse Practitioner|
|• Staff Nurse|
|• AIDS Care Nurse||• Ambulatory Care Nurse|
|• Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse||• Case Management|
|• Correctional Nurse||• Enterostomal Therapy Nurse|
|• Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Nurse||• Genetics Nurse|
|• Infection Control Nurse||• Intravenous Therapy Nurse|
|• Long-Term Care Nurse||• Managed Care Nurse|
|• Nephrology Nurse||• Neuroscience Nurse|
|• Occupational Health Nurse||• Oncology Nurse|
|• Ophthalmic Nurse||• OR (Perioperative) Nurse|
|• Orthopaedic Nurse||• Otorhinolaryngology Nurse|
|• Pediatric Nurse||• Perianesthesia Nurse|
|• Perinatal Nurse||• Primary Care/Office Nurse|
|• Psychiatric Nurse||• Reconstructive Surgical Nurse|
|• Rehabilitation Nurse||• Respiratory Nurse|
|• School Nurse||• Subacute Care Nurse|
|• Telephone Triage||• Transplant Nurse|
|• Trauma Nurse|