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Summary

ActivitiesAssess health problems and needs of patients, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention. Licensing or registration is required.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$62,500 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsMost nurses work in well-lit, comfortable health-care facilities. Home health and public health nurses travel to patients’ homes, schools, community centers, and other sites.

Minimum Education RequirementsAssociate's Degree

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Time Management, Active Learning, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension

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