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Critical Care Nurses deal with human responses to life threatening health situations. They typically work in intensive care units, (including medical, surgical, neurological, pediatric, and cardiac-centered units). Some of these nurses may also work in emergency departments and can act as transport nurses when critically ill patients need to be transferred to other facilities.
A critical care nurse usually has a smaller patient load (1-2 patients) because the care of an acutely ill patient tends to be complex. A critical care nurse is also expected to attend to the psychosocial and emotional needs of the patients and their families.
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RN license – In all States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, students must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a national licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN, in order to obtain a nursing license. Nurses may be licensed in more than one State, either by examination or by the endorsement of a license issued by another State. The Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement allows a nurse who is licensed and permanently resides in one of the member States to practice in the other member States without obtaining additional licensure.
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