Detailed Nurse Job Description

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The job of a nurse is to provide direct patient care by doing medication passes, wound care, treating illnesses and making sure patients get enough nutrients. Discover why nursing can be a very rewarding career with help from a board-licensed practical nurse in this free video on nursing and becoming a nurse.

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Video Transcript

If you find yourself looking to get into a nursing career, but would like to know more, about what you'd be doing on a daily basis, we're going to try and help you through that today. I'm Dan Carlson. I'm a nurse, and today, we're going through detailed nurse job descriptions. What basically you're going to be doing, is a lot of direct patient care, and that's pretty much the moral of your whole day, is what you'll be doing, but a lot of it breaks down into medication passes, wound care, treating illnesses, dietary, like feeding the patients, and helping make sure that they get enough of their nutrients, that they need, but a lot of it basically, comes back to direct patient care, where you would be doing vital signs, blood pressures, temperature, pulse, respiration, and stuff like that. A lot of wound care, or just treating the illness, and medications are also a big factor. You want to make sure that you're making all your medication passes correctly, and doing the right things with that. That is a big part of it, and a big part of their health care, so you need to know a lot, about what you're giving, and what they're taking, and making sure to give the right doses, but getting back to it, it's just a lot of one on one care, and it's a very rewarding career. I'm Dan Carlson. Thank you.


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