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Nursing Job Description

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Article describing nursing job descriptions and specialties.

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Nursing Job Descriptions

               Within the nursing career there are many paths to take in choosing an area to specialize in. For example, there are higher levels of nursing and go up to prescribing medicine which I find very interesting. In addition, there are certain fields and illnesses a nurse can focus on as well as location and age. All of this information is extremely important to me because while beginning to look into nursing, I need to be aware of options I have within the program.

               This article will be of good use to me in the future to look at once I have to start deciding. Another important fact this article brought up was that nurses are a key component in the health care system, and because there is a shortage of nurses, the need will continue to grow. I feel comfortable now going ahead with this choice because I can see how helpful and rewarding this career will be to me. 

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Megan Thomas's comment, March 21, 2013 9:35 AM
Shows many ways to help when you are a nurse.
Haley Finley's curator insight, January 4, 2014 9:00 PM

This article talks about severeal different types of nurses. I learned about some that I would not be interested in such as a legal nurse, gerontological nurse or forensics nurse. Some I might be intersted are ER nurse, OR nurse, nurse anesthesits or a Nurse Practitioner. I learned that Nurse Practitioner which I could see myself doing, is the most advanced nurse. There are many types of nurses all with very different duties and working environments.

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How To Choose A College Major - Choosing A Major - College Prep - Resources - Scholarships.com

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How to Choose a College Major

            This article directly applies to what I am going through right now. I have found it to be very stressful to try to decide a major. Everyone around me already has an idea of what they want to do, but I am still lost.

            This article reinforced the idea that it’s okay not to have a decision at this point. At the same time, it gave great advice to start the process of thinking about and narrowing down the search. In addition to talking to a school counselor for help, the article gave me good questions to ask myself in order to reflect upon what I like best and what I am good at. These questions are the first part to moving forward with making a choice.

            Because I am applying for the nursing program to keep my options open, this article made me feel good about deciding this. I was also reminded not to panic. This will be important when the time to move forward comes along and I must start to make the decisions for the future.

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College Application Tips - ABC7Chicago.com

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ABC7Chicago.com College Application Tips ABC7Chicago.com Bill Motzer, VP of Admissions and Career Services at Lake Forest College, and Christy Weiss, Educational Consultant and previously Director of College Counseling at Loyola Academy in...

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College Application Tips

            Because I am right in the middle of completing my applications to the schools I will be applying to, this article and video was perfect in helping me remember some of the most important parts and tips to have the best possible application. A big part of the application is the essay; this is where students explain why they should be accepted to that school. A great tip this website gave was to read your essay out loud. This will help make sure that the 17-year old voice comes through. In the essay, you want to make sure to show how you stand out from the crowd and why you should be picked for their school.

            Another tip is to list your activities in the order of importance. Rather than listing everything, give what is most important to show that you understand who you are and what your values are. Schools are looking to see what you will bring to the community of their school and how you will thrive. This article also talked about scholarships and how to achieve the best ones available.

            I chose this article because it stood out to me. Instead of just describing what to do, it gave tips to help make your application the best. This is valuable to me because all of the information it gave applies to me and what I’m going through. It’s important to be thoughtful about the process and this helped me remember this.

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How To Choose A College That's Right For You : NPR

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The college search doesn't have to begin and end with the Ivies and the name brand schools. Martha O'Connell, the executive director of Colleges That Change Lives, shares some advice for trying to find schools that works for you.

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Sean's curator insight, March 26, 2013 1:08 PM

My Thoughts:

What I found interesting from this article was the section that said "a name brand college doesn't guarantee success". To me this meant that the college isn't the most important choice. The most important decision to make is the decision to get good grades and study the material that you want to use in life so that you can excel at whatever you want to. Getting a random degree from the UW might not be as good as getting a degree that I actually want from Western Washington.

Brooke's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:00 PM

How to Choose a College that’s Right for You

This article is extremely valuable to me because it touches all the pieces of my search for college right now. So far, I have been struggling with choosing a college that fits me, and this article has helped me to remember all of the important information in order to pick the best school for me.

            Although I know that the name-brand schools and majors are not what the deciding factor should be, it’s good to be reminded that I can be looking for other smaller schools that may even be better. This article also reminded me that there are ways to afford private and more expensive schools even when it seems impossible. Because the main schools I am looking at are private schools in Washington, this article made me feel better and more comfortable with these choices.

            All of the advice this article gave me was very valuable, and with each step I take moving forward, I will remember and use it to help me be successful with my decision.

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Job Description of a Hospital Nurse

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Nurses provide care to a variety of people. They are an important part of any hospital since they serve in various capacities to perform various functions to different patients depending on their areas of specialization.

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Job Description of a Hospital Nurse

               This article was a perfect one for me to look at because I am applying for the nursing program. It showed me both the benefits and consequences of being a nurse. Since I am not completely sure that I want to be a nurse, this was a perfect way to see the basics of the job.

               I learned what the steps for training and education are for becoming a nurse, and I feel prepared to take them. I also am happy to see the option of a master’s degree in order to move further in the work if I do love it. Something I didn’t know about this job was what working in a hospital would be like and I’m glad the article brought that part up. It will be important to think about the hard work this will require as I continue looking in this direction.

               Finally, employment for nursing will increase, and our world will always have a demand for nurses. This fact is especially important to keep in mind because I will have to be secure for life with my career. 

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Megan Thomas's comment, March 21, 2013 9:33 AM
Show many duties of working in a hospital.
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How To Choose A College That's Right For You : NPR

How To Choose A College That's Right For You : NPR | College Choices | Scoop.it
The college search doesn't have to begin and end with the Ivies and the name brand schools. Martha O'Connell, the executive director of Colleges That Change Lives, shares some advice for trying to find schools that works for you.

Via Sean, Brooke
Brooke's insight:

How to Choose a College that’s Right for You

This article is extremely valuable to me because it touches all the pieces of my search for college right now. So far, I have been struggling with choosing a college that fits me, and this article has helped me to remember all of the important information in order to pick the best school for me.

            Although I know that the name-brand schools and majors are not what the deciding factor should be, it’s good to be reminded that I can be looking for other smaller schools that may even be better. This article also reminded me that there are ways to afford private and more expensive schools even when it seems impossible. Because the main schools I am looking at are private schools in Washington, this article made me feel better and more comfortable with these choices.

            All of the advice this article gave me was very valuable, and with each step I take moving forward, I will remember and use it to help me be successful with my decision.

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Sean's curator insight, March 26, 2013 1:08 PM

My Thoughts:

What I found interesting from this article was the section that said "a name brand college doesn't guarantee success". To me this meant that the college isn't the most important choice. The most important decision to make is the decision to get good grades and study the material that you want to use in life so that you can excel at whatever you want to. Getting a random degree from the UW might not be as good as getting a degree that I actually want from Western Washington.

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How To Choose A College Major - Choosing A Major - College Prep - Resources - Scholarships.com

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Brooke's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:17 PM

How to Choose a College Major

            This article directly applies to what I am going through right now. I have found it to be very stressful to try to decide a major. Everyone around me already has an idea of what they want to do, but I am still lost.

            This article reinforced the idea that it’s okay not to have a decision at this point. At the same time, it gave great advice to start the process of thinking about and narrowing down the search. In addition to talking to a school counselor for help, the article gave me good questions to ask myself in order to reflect upon what I like best and what I am good at. These questions are the first part to moving forward with making a choice.

            Because I am applying for the nursing program to keep my options open, this article made me feel good about deciding this. I was also reminded not to panic. This will be important when the time to move forward comes along and I must start to make the decisions for the future.

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College Application Tips - ABC7Chicago.com

College Application Tips - ABC7Chicago.com | College Choices | Scoop.it
ABC7Chicago.com College Application Tips ABC7Chicago.com Bill Motzer, VP of Admissions and Career Services at Lake Forest College, and Christy Weiss, Educational Consultant and previously Director of College Counseling at Loyola Academy in...

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Brooke's curator insight, December 5, 2013 1:19 PM

College Application Tips

            Because I am right in the middle of completing my applications to the schools I will be applying to, this article and video was perfect in helping me remember some of the most important parts and tips to have the best possible application. A big part of the application is the essay; this is where students explain why they should be accepted to that school. A great tip this website gave was to read your essay out loud. This will help make sure that the 17-year old voice comes through. In the essay, you want to make sure to show how you stand out from the crowd and why you should be picked for their school.

            Another tip is to list your activities in the order of importance. Rather than listing everything, give what is most important to show that you understand who you are and what your values are. Schools are looking to see what you will bring to the community of their school and how you will thrive. This article also talked about scholarships and how to achieve the best ones available.

            I chose this article because it stood out to me. Instead of just describing what to do, it gave tips to help make your application the best. This is valuable to me because all of the information it gave applies to me and what I’m going through. It’s important to be thoughtful about the process and this helped me remember this.