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Title:
Opportunities in nursing careers
Author:
Frederickson, Keville.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : VGM Career Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xi, 130 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
A broad view of nursing -- Nursing today -- Choosing the right educational route -- Starting your career -- Types and places of employment -- Nursing organizations.
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/mh031/2002033148.html
ISBN:
9780071405850
Format :
Book

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Summary

Provides career advice for getting started and excelling in this field; information about the various levels of nursing - from entry-level to advanced practice - and the educational requirements of each; descriptions of the advanced practice nurse career paths, including certified nurse-midwives, nurse anesthetists, and nurse practitioners.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
1. A Broad View of Nursingp. 1
The roots of the profession
Defining the art of nursing
The expanding role of nurses
Nursing ethics
2. Nursing Todayp. 19
The health care team
Nursing shortage and demand
Job satisfaction
Salaries
Attributes necessary for nursing
3. Choosing the Right Educational Routep. 39
Registered nurse programs: the hospital school
Technical registered nurse programs: the associate degree
Licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses
Professional registered nurse programs: the baccalaureate degree
Graduate education
Nontraditional approaches
Selecting a school
Financial assistance
4. Starting Your Careerp. 67
The importance of self-assessment
Potential employment sources
Preparing a resume
The interview
5. Types and Places of Employmentp. 85
Nursing service
Nursing administration
Nursing education
Nursing research
Military and volunteer nursing
Nursing practice specialties
6. Nursing Organizationsp. 115
American Nurses Association
National League for Nursing
International Council of Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau
Academy of Nursing
Appendix A State Nurses Associationsp. 121
Appendix B State Boards of Nursingp. 125
Bibliographyp. 129