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A Career as a Nurse

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Caring for sick or injured people can prove to be both a fulfilling and a profitable career choice. A career in nursing has proven to be a steady source of income and fulfillment to those who have chosen this path. In this article, we will discuss more about the career of nursing.

Job Description

The two nursing categories that are discussed in this article are licensed practical nurses and registered nurses. The licensed practical nurses have different education and legal permits from that of the registered nurses. Nurses generally work in areas such as: hospitals, in-home care, schools, workplaces, community centers, children’s camps, homeless shelters, tourist sites, assisted living centers, and many more places. All different kinds of nurses are needed in all of these different areas of service.

Basic Requirements

To receive certification as an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) or LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse), typically takes about one year. During this period, there are both practical training and classroom work in a hospital or hospital like setting. Generally, vocational and technical schools offer such programs. At the end of these programs the candidates take a licensing examination in order to receive certification to practice nursing. After passing the examination, these graduates may use the initials LPN or LVN after their names. The registered nurses supervise the practice of these nurses.

The basic requirement to be a registered nursed is to enroll in diploma programs being offered by a designated medical institution. Normally, nurses working in hospitals who are not yet registered are required to take the diploma examination. Successful ones among them can then append the initial RN (Registered nurse) to their names.

Employment Outlook

The nursing career is a promising one, capable of taking the individual to greater heights. Nurses get recruited from time to time to work in various countries and in other governmental agencies. Hence, this job opens great doors for the individual nurse to meet many different people on daily basis.

The average salary of a nurse, whether licensed or registered, depends on the organization that they are working with. The nursing profession offers great remuneration with benefits, such as free medical treatment for the individual nurse and his or her immediate family members.


The field of nursing is a great road map towards having a successful career. It is both a rewarding and challenging career. Those who go into it learn the art of patience, caring, endurance and a love for humanity. It is indeed a worthwhile venture.

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