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What Are the Duties of a Nurse Tech?

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As a nurse tech, you will be providing patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Another name for this position is a nurse technician.

Types

To become a nurse tech, you can study in a registered nursing program or become a graduate of a nursing program and then obtain a license by taking the state exam.



Functions

The tasks you must perform as a nurse technician depend on where they work, their experience and education level. If you have a bachelor's of science degree in the nursing field, known as a BSN, and have taken the NCLEX exam, you will have more responsibilities than another that is a first year student in a nursing program.

Responsibilities

Some of the tasks a nurse tech may have include planning, assessing, evaluating, delivering and diagnosing nursing care. They are also required to have a focus on dietary, comfort and activity needs of their patients. They may also have to check temperatures, sterilize instruments, bathe patients and prepare the rooms for the patients.

Settings

As a nurse technician, you could work in a variety of places, including home health agencies, hospitals and physician's offices.

Benefits

Working as an RN will provide you with the necessary skills needed to work as a nurse tech.
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