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Careers in Nursing

Nursing is a vital profession within the health-care industry where individuals such as registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN), and certified nursing assistants (CNA) work tirelessly to ensure patients receive the best care possible.

Nurses work in various settings, from hospitals to clinics, schools to nursing homes, to create a comfortable and safe environment for their patients. Their duties include recording medical information, administering medication, monitoring patient conditions, and implementing healthcare protocols.

One of the essential aspects of nursing is helping patients and their families understand disease prevention and care, making healthcare accessible and understandable for everyone they encounter.

RNs and LPNs are trained through accredited associate degree or bachelors degree programs. A CNA works along side nurses and other professionals in a health-care setting. CNAs are trained through a certificate program.

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Last Updated: 4/8/24