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RN Career - Jump in to a Lucrative Career Today
by: Karen Williams

An RN career would probably be ideal for you if you enjoy working with people, helping people, and possibly even taking on the responsibility of saving someone's life. There are a host of interesting challenges you may have to take on as a registered nurse, from dealing with the sight of blood to keeping a child still while performing an immunization. It is not an easy job under any circumstances, but it can turn out to be a worthwhile career should you choose to pursue it.

Certification is required in order to be accepted for a job in most medical centers, so if you are serious about taking on an rn career, it will be helpful for you to obtain an associate degree or higher. The benefits of receiving a thorough education in medical science and history are numerous. One obvious benefit is the wealth of practical knowledge that will be imparted to you through the courses you take. This knowledge should serve you well in the future, when your rn career will be in full bloom.

One nursing job opportunity that could prove to be challenging, is that of the operating room nurse. Operating room nurses are required to deliver professional assistance to critically ill patients or those suffering from a debilitating accident, waiting for surgery. Operating room nurses will assist the lead surgeon with any duties or special tasks necessary to be accomplished. This often includes dressing the wounds of patients, or cleaning surgical equipment to be used when performing an operation. Sometimes, operating room nurses will need to performed complex surgical tasks, under the direction and supervision of the lead surgeon. They may be required to control blood-loss and provide information to patients about the procedures about to take place in surgery. As such, they play a vital role in the entire process of surgical operations. They work in order to make sure that everything functions according to the planned schedule.

Some of the other important responsibilities of an operating room nurse include the coordination and management of other staff working within the operating room, the ordering of new equipment and surgical supplies, and possibly record-keeping and data entry as well. Many operating nurses may need to work overtime, and work shifts can sometimes last up to 24 hours. It may very well turn out to be extremely exhausting work, but the personal satisfaction that comes along with playing a vital role in the preservation of an individual's life makes these difficult tasks seem worthwhile.

To become an operating nurse, you must have first established yourself as a registered nurse. Further into your RN career, you will need to take a course that will provide you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and certification necessary to qualify for a job as an operating room nurse. Another option would be taking on a year of training under the supervision of an operating room nurse. After your training has been completed, then you will become fully qualified and can apply for a job in this sector with minimal difficulties.

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Karen Williams has worked as a CNA for several years and now runs a CNA Training information website to assist others looking to start or further their careers in the nursing industry. For more information visit:
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