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1 Tell the World Project Nursing A Career Choice By Pamela Salisbury Smith RN Professional Role Transition

2 Power Point Presentation  Presented to 9 th, 10 th, 11 th, and 12 th grade Spanish students  School: Robert E Lee High School, Staunton, VA 24401  Date: November 21, 2014  Teacher: Ms. Bautista, 4 th Block

3 Purpose of Presentation  Educate high students about the profession of nursing  Instill a desire to help others and the community  Develop leadership skills  Inspire an interest to pursue nursing as a career

4 The Faces of Nursing

5 The History of Nursing Florence Nightingale 1820-1910  Born in Florence, Italy  Founder of modern day nursing  In 1844, decided to work in a hospital  Credited for improving knowledge and conditions in public health nursing  Served as a nurse in the Crimean War 1853-1856, improving conditions in the military

6 What is Nursing? Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

7 What Nurses Do Perform physical exams and health histories Provide health promotion, counseling and education Administer medications, wound care, and numerous other personalized interventions Interpret patient information and make critical decisions about needed actions Coordinate care, in collaboration with a wide array of healthcare professionals Direct and supervise care delivered by other healthcare personnel like LPNs and nursing aids Conduct research in support of improved practice and patient outcomes Need/RNsAPNs.html

8 Why a Career in Nursing?  To make the lives of others better  To give hope to others  To improve and provide knowledge  To prevent disease  To improve the human condition  To experience teamwork with multiple disciplines  To gain self confidence  To possess the ability to make changes within your career  To be self sufficient, by earning a suitable income

9 Where You Will Be Working  Homes—home healthcare or private nursing care  Offices—doctor, clinic, healthcare facilities, etc.  Schools, Colleges, Universities  Cruise Ships  Hospitals—variety of in hospital nursing specialties  Law Offices—working as a medical advisor an attorney  Factories, prisons, camps  Laboratories—research  The Classroom--teaching as professors in classrooms or online

10 Where You Will Be Working Cont’d  Cities, States, or Countries of Your Choosing---travel nursing  City, State, or Local Governments—health departments, CDC, etc.  Pharmaceutical Companies—marketing new products or drugs  Telephone Consulting—triaging  The Military

11 Video: Tip for High School Students Who Want to Be Nurses

12 Education  Undergraduate Degree:  Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN): two year degree offered by community colleges  Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BS/BSN): four year degree offered at colleges and universities  Graduate Degree:  Master’s Degree (MSN): offers a number of tracks to prepare educators, administrators, or Advanced Practice Nurses  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): usually research programs  Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): focuses on clinical practice or leadership

13 NCLEX-RN: Licensure  National Council Licensure Examination  Must be taken to become a registered nurse  A guide for exam development and candidate preparation  Assesses knowledge, skills, and abilities for the entry level nurse 

14 Hours That Accommodate You  Nursing is a 24 hour operation in many places, offering a variety of working schedules for nurses  4, 8, or 12 hour shifts—may be a combination of all, if desired  Part-time or full time shifts  PRN nursing—may work as needed  Many allow trading of shifts between nurses  Self scheduling offered by many—allows for autonomy in choosing days

15 Some of the Benefits Offered by Many Employers  Competitive Salaries  Health Insurance  Paid Vacations  Stock Options  Retirement  Free Preventative Vaccines, such as flu shots  Short and Long Term Disability for Illnesses  Special Event Sales  Continuing Education

16 making-thisear/2/-y Nursing Salaries

17 How to Get Started Now  Maintain a good GPA while in high school—it will benefit you later  If possible, begin classes related to healthcare in your school now  Volunteer or work at a hospital or other healthcare related agency afterschool or during the summer  Talk with your parents, teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, or other healthcare professionals, that can help you with making the decision  Read books about healthcare in your school library or local library  Possess a willingness to be an independent learner  Be positive and confident in your life  Have a caring heart

18 Where Will You Work as A Nurse?

19 Class Photo Ms Bautista’s Class

20 Class Photo



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