Posted on: May 31, 2018 | by: ignitro
Nursing is a rewarding career that can take you into different healthcare settings, and are always in demand. A nursing career requires good interpersonal skills, a well-rounded knowledge of the human body, good nursing practices, and special training or a degree.
There are a number of different types of nurses. Let’s look over the different types of nurses, and how Scrubs Academy can help you achieve the nursing career you’re looking for!
Nursing Career Options
1. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). A CNA may also be known as a Nursing Assistant (NA), a Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or a State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA).
CNAs often work in a wide variety of settings – nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient. In many cases, CNAs serve as the RNs or LPNs eyes and ears, and relay information between many patients and nurses. A nursing career as a CNA can begin with a 12 day training program with Scrubs Academy.
2. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
An LPN works under the supervision of an RN and doctors. LPNs provide basic care to patients like helping them bathe, eat, dress, and walk. LPNs can earn the necessary credentials in typically 1-2 years. A nursing career as an LPN requires some college courses such as biology, psychology, English and a basic anatomy course.
3. Registered Nurse (RN)
An RN is able to perform all tasks related to nursing. They are responsible for operating medical equipment, administering IV’s, giving medication to patients, including pills and injections, starting IV’s and more. An RN’s education is more extensive than an LPN’s. Most hospitals require that RN’s have a four year bachelor’s degree, while others will allow the two year nursing, or RN degree from a respectable college.
A nursing career is ideal for many types of people. With great pay and flexible scheduling, it accommodates anyone wanting to help and care for others.
Start your nursing career as a CNA with the 12 day training program at Scrubs Academy!