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DISCOVER. NURSING. What Is a Registered Nurse?. A member of the healthcare team who plans and provides care and health services to patients under the direction of and in collaboration with physicians.

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DISCOVER

NURSING

what is a registered nurse
What Is a Registered Nurse?
  • A member of the healthcare team who plans and provides care and health services to patients under the direction of and in collaboration with physicians.
  • Works with all members of the healthcare team to coordinate care and make sure all of the patients’ needs are being met.
what does an rn do
What does an RN do?
  • Monitor the condition of patients
  • Administer medications
  • Perform therapeutic procedures
  • Educate patients and their families in proper health care practices
  • Develop a plan of care for each patient with physicians and other health care professionals
  • Supervise LVNs, Externs, Interns
where do rns work
Hospitals

Clinics

Public Health

Extended Care Centers

Corporations

Hospice

Health-related Industries

Schools

Where do RNs work?
why nursing
Why Nursing?
  • Good Job Outlook
  • Good salary
  • Help others
  • Many areas to fit you
job outlook
Job Outlook
  • VERY GOOD!!
  • By the year 2020, there will be a nursing shortage of 800,000
  • Employment of nurses is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations
salary
Salary
  • The average hourly rate is

$25.47

  • The average annual salary is

$51,975

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2005

salary by position
Salary by Position

Source: Dallas Hospital Council 2004

nursing shortage in dfw

Nursing Department

Vacancy Rate

Medical/Surgical

9.8%

Critical Care

8.5%

Maternal/Child

2.5%

NeonatalICU

3.7%

Operating Room

5.8%

Emergency Department

6.1%

Psychiatric

6.4%

Other Inpatient

7.5%

Home Health Outpatient

2.7%

Other Outpatient

1.4%

RN Nurse Totals

6.6%

Nursing Shortage in DFW

Source: Dallas Hospital Council 2004

diversity in nursing in texas
Diversity in Nursingin Texas

source: Texas Board of Nurse Examiners, 2004

something for everyone
Academic Nursing Education

Administrative Nursing

Aerospace Nursing

Agency Nursing

Ambulatory Care Nursing

Business and Marketing Nursing

Clinic Nursing

Emergency Nursing

Employee Health Nursing

Entrepreneurial Nursing

Epidemiological Nursing

Forensic Nursing

Something for Everyone
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Geriatric Nursing

Home Care Nursing

Hospice Nursing

Hyperbaric Nursing

Infection Control Nursing

Intensive Care Nursing

Legal Nursing

Long Term Care Nursing

Military Nursing

Neonatal Nursing

Neuro Nursing

Nurse Anesthetist

Nursing Informatics

Nursing Psychologist

Nursing Research

OB-GYN Nursing

Office Nursing

Oncological Nursing

Operating Room Nursing

Something for Everyone
something for everyone13
Opthalmological Nursing

Orthopaedic Nursing

Paramedical Nursing

Pediatric Nursing

Perioperative Nursing

Radiological & Radiotherapy Nursing

Rehabilitation Nursing

School Nursing

Travel Nursing

Something for Everyone
nursing paths

Prerequisites

  • Anatomy and

Physiology

  • Microbiology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Government
  • Math

NCLEX

RN

ADN to BSN

BSN to MSN

Nursing Paths

HighSchool

SAT & THEA

ADN

BSN

  • 2 years - generally at a community college
  • Time spent in classroom as well as in clinical
  • More skill and hands on oriented
  • Can continue another 2 years school later to earn BSN while working as RN
  • 4 years of college -usually at a major university
  • Classroom and clinical hours
  • More theory and knowledge oriented
  • Prepared for management and administrative positions
money for nursing school
Scholarships

Military

Financial Aid

Hospitals

Employers

Student Loans

Pay as you go to school

Money for Nursing School
pioneering nursing s future excellence through diversity
Pioneering Nursing’s Future:Excellence Through Diversity
  • New program with DFW AHEC and TWU School of Nursing
  • Quarterly Electronic Newsletters
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Monthly stipends for pre-nursing students at TWU
  • Scholarship for TWU students
  • Guaranteed Admission to TWU Nursing School
to find out more
To find out more. . .

www.dfwahec.org

www.twunursingdiversity.org

Sonia Valdez Redwine, MPH

Sonia.Redwine@utsouthwestern.edu

214-648-8334