4 In Demand Nursing Profiles

July 15, 2016 | By admin

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You are sure to have read in the news or online about the shortage of nurses in Canada, the UK, and the US. But do you know the various levels of nursing profiles according to qualifications? Well! Let’s take a look and see where you can fit in.

1. Registered Nurse

Registered nurses or RNs are nurses with an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing. Their key responsibilities may include –
  • To assist physicians in hospitals
  • To help to treat patients with medical conditions and injuries

2. Licensed Practical Nurse

A Licensed Practical Nurse is meant to perform a variety of tasks under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Licensed Practical Nursing is a great way to start your career as a nurse. The key responsibilities are –

  • To administer medicine
  • To check vital signs
  • To give injections

3. Clinical Nurse Specialist

You need either a Masters degree of Science in Nursing or a PhD to be a Clinical Nurse Specialist also known as Advanced Practice Nurse. The key responsibilities of a clinical nurse specialist are –

  • To diagnose and treat illness within the area of expertise
  • To help patients and their families
  • Nursing management and administration
Not to forget, they also have a role in counseling and guiding the nursing staff.

4. Nurse Practitioner

The qualification to become a nurse practitioner is either a BSN degree or an MSN degree. Nurse Practitioners generally work under the supervision of the physicians. These days, however, more and more nurse practitioners are gaining autonomy. They tend to take on many roles of the physicians. The key responsibilities may include –

  • To diagnose diseases.
  • To prescribe medicines
  • To initiate treatment plans

Are you interested in any of the above careers? This is not where the options end. You still have a whole lot more to choose from. Keep checking this space.

Meanwhile, check out the most sought-after Nursing Programs for International Nurses available at INSCOL. It’s your time to shine as bright as the stars.

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