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Job Profile: Registered Nurse

Job Profile: Registered Nurse

Monster.com

January 29, 2012

• Perianesthesia nurses provide preoperative and postoperative care to patients undergoing anesthesia during surgery.

• Perioperative nurses assist surgeons by selecting and handling instruments, controlling bleeding and suturing incisions. Some of these nurses also can specialize in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

• Psychiatric nurses treat patients with personality and mood disorders.

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• Radiologic nurses provide care to patients undergoing diagnostic radiation procedures such as ultrasounds and magnetic resonance imaging.

• Rehabilitation nurses care for patients with temporary and permanent disabilities.

• Transplant nurses care for both transplant recipients and living donors and monitor signs of organ rejection.

RN Specialties by Disease, Ailment or Condition

RNs specializing in a particular disease, ailment or condition are employed in virtually all work settings, including physicians’ offices, outpatient treatment facilities, home healthcare agencies and hospitals.

• For instance, addictions nurses treat patients seeking help with alcohol, drug and tobacco addictions.

• Developmental disabilities nurses provide care for patients with physical, mental or behavioral disabilities; care may include help with feeding, controlling bodily functions, and sitting or standing independently.

• Diabetes management nurses help diabetics to manage their disease by teaching them proper nutrition and showing them how to test blood sugar levels and administer insulin injections.

• Genetics nurses provide early detection screenings and treatment of patients with genetic disorders, including cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease.

HIV/AIDS nurses care for patients diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

• Oncology nurses care for patients with various types of cancer and may administer radiation and chemotherapies.

• Finally, wound, ostomy and continence nurses treat patients with wounds caused by traumatic injury, ulcers or arterial disease; provide postoperative care for patients with openings that allow for alternative methods of bodily waste elimination; and treat patients with urinary and fecal incontinence.


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    Raykia0820

    over 2 years ago

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    Although it's going to take longer to obtain a BSN than if I were to go for a ASN, I am rest assured that through the BSN program I will be getting more training in communication, leadership, and critical thinking.

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    kbconnell

    over 3 years ago

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    Depends on the nursing school you attend and what program (ADN or BSN.) Most schools like mine have the "weed out" classes that include some forms of chemistry, biology, psychology, etc. Then you will have to take anatomy and physiology. Some schools require basic math, English, etc classes.

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    mon123

    over 6 years ago

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    what are the perequisites to enter a RN program???

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