Careers in Nursing – A Look At The Various Options

As the population in the U.S. continues to age a demand for nurses is on the rise and is expected to continue increasing as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. A career field that once seemed narrow with only a few choices of either becoming an RN or LPN who works in a hospital or doctor’s office has exploded with career opportunities.

After you decide what type of nurse you want to be certified as, such as an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), or NP (Nurse Practitioner), you can select a nursing career specialty that suits your interests. A sampling of specialties is listed below. Continue reading

Working as a Flight Nurse Practitioner

Looking for a way to add excitement to your nursing career and considering a career as a Flight Nurse Practitioner? If so, then you’ve got to be the type of person who’s ready for anything. You’ve got to have a passion for your job and always be ready to help out those in trouble. These are important qualities to have when you are serious about going to school to become a nurse practitioner.

Whenever you first start, your training could feel like it is going a little slow for your pace but all of the education is extremely important. Whenever you are out in those different situations you need to have the knowledge of what you have to do to save the patient. Paying close attention to your training will enable you to do a good job.Continue reading