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Leslee Dollano-Aguila
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Jane Feldmann

The most important skill in nursing is a desire to care for people. You must be genuine, be honest-integrity & willing to be a team member. You will need a good education rich in learning assessment skills, understanding lab test results, signs & symptoms of all diagnosis’, all medications, nursing care required/needed for each illness, good communication skills to be an effective patient advocator with the medical staff. Thats just the beginning!

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Shahzaib -----------

Yes I am Agree

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Gail Jones

Being a nurse isn’t what you are, it’s who you are, it’s part of your soul. Somehow all of the book stuff goes permanently into your brain and you can bring whatever information you need. You have to give tirelessly of yourself every shift. Be prepared for some really hard moments and you must must must be able to think quickly on your feet. In spite of it all, I loved my job and wouldn’t have done anything else with my life. I’m retired and still miss it every single day.

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Julia Crenshaw

I know how incredibly difficult it is in the beginning of you’re career. Never give up! Get every special certification you can. Take classes on directing a code blue. I never used it but it was highly beneficial. Get PALS etc. you probably have to start out in a low level job but you can move up quickly once employed in a major hospital. Hound them in HR!!! Good luck. Everything will eventually fall into place. Patience is what we all have to have, believe in yourself.!!!!!

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Dyanne Jones

U must b willing to provide hands on care delivered with compassion n ur knowledge of what u have learned about the human body. The profession cannot b about the money u can make.

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Mark Stim

It depends on the specialty. Med surg telemetry will get you in most places. Good communication skills and critical thinking will help you advance.

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Linda Coleman

Of course a valid rn LIC .also strong qualifications for job desired

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Michael Dennis

Everything you have learned in the 4year class and clinical is to be applied when doing RN work. also along with time and patience. So if you are planning to get in this field of work you will need schooling first and foremost, then that will put you in line to get the experience you need to be a successful RN.

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Terri Morrison

I'm answering because I'm the mother of a current RN and I know what she had to do. The minimum education requirement is an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. That's the 2 year degree. My daughter has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. That's the 4 year degree. Some places will not hire if you don't have a BSN. Getting into nursing programs is competitive. Then getting through the program itself is difficult. My daughter started her program as one of 60 students, halfway through her sophomore year of college. By the end of the 3rd semester, which was the end of her junior year, that 60 students was down to 43. It's hard, very hard. Once she graduated, she had to pass the licensing exam, which she did on her very first attempt. She's been licensed for nearly 2 years now.

That covers the education and licensing part. The rest is just as important. You must have good people skills because you are going to be working with people who are at some of the worst times in their lives. Doesn't totally count if you work in labor & delivery or the nursery, though we all know circumstances can and do get horrible there too. You also have to care about people, want to help, and work for them to get better. Nursing is hard. Do your best to care for yourself.

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Alymira s Ford

I'm not an Rn, of course training and a license.. but I'd think an endless amount of patience to deal with the people you are trying to help. We all get a bit grumpy and ill natured when we are sick.

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