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Nursing: What’s It All About? 1
What is Nursing? Nurses help sick people get better and help people stay well. Many of the people who work in hospitals are nurses. 2
What Do Nurses Do? Check to see how their patients are doing. 3
Teach patients and their families how to stay healthy. Work with others to plan how to help the patient. 4
Give medicine to patients Do medical things like insert an IV 4
Both Boys and Girls are Nurses 4
Supervise other health care workers. 5
Where Do Nurses Work? Hospitals Clinics Doctor’s Offices Nursing Homes Schools 6
Where Do Nurses Work? Health Departments Patient’s Homes Insurance Offices Businesses 6
Where Do Nurses Work In Hospitals? Operating Rooms 6
Where Do Nurses Work In Hospitals? Emergency Rooms 6
Where Do Nurses Work In Hospitals? Rehabilitation Units 6
Where Do Nurses Work In Hospitals? Intensive Care Units 6
Where Do Nurses Work In Hospitals? Medical Units 6
Where Do Nurses Work In Hospitals? Medical Units Surgical Units Pediatric Units Newborn Nursery Labor and Delivery 6
Who Can Nurses Work With? Babies Children Teenagers Adults Senior Citizens (grandparents) 7
Why Should I Become a Nurse? Help others Get to learn new things Can work in many places Good paying job Use hands-on skills 8
Kentucky Needs Nurses! 9
How Much Do Nurses Get Paid? pay The average pay for an RN in Kentucky is: $22 per hour or $45,000 per year 10
How Can I Become a Nurse? Study –Math –Science –Reading –Writing 11
How Can I Learn More About Nursing? Talk to your school counselor. Read a book. Volunteer in a hospital. Search the Internet. Ask a nurse! 14
Meet Some “Nursing Heroes” 3
What Other Health Care Careers Are There? Registered Pharmacists Physical Therapists Occupational Therapists 7
What Other Health Care Careers Are There? Respiratory Therapy Laboratory Technologists Radiographers 7
Resources www.kyhealthcareers.org Call toll free 1-877-835-4607 15
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