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Nursing is an exciting and challenging field to study. Nursing uses a scientific
process to plan care for people in acute illnesses and teach them how to stay healthy or
cope with their illness. Nurses basically the helper of the doctors. They assist the doctors
by giving medicine, treatments, tests, injections, or draw blood as directed by the physician.
They also observe patients for mental, physical, social and or emotional changes and record
changes. There are several field of jobs that a registered nurse can go through. Nurse
teachers in a community or university colleges and registered nurses who work in a hospital
are two of the examples in the field of nursing job.
University and college teachers of nursing provide advanced instruction to students
in the field of nursing. first, to be an instuctor, a person must be a registered nurse with at
least have a bachelor's degree. In today's society, teachers usually have a master's degree.
Second, their working hours varies according to teaching load. They usually don't have a
stable working hours. Working hours really depends on their experiences, seniority, and
performance. Their job is a contract basis only. Teachers' contracts run between nine to
twelve months in a year. Third, according to EUREKA, average community college
instructor pay is $3,166 per month and ranges from $2,577 to $3,990 per month. Full
professors and those with many years of experience may earn from $3,833 to $5,463 per
month. The top pay may exceed $6,932 per month. Finally, EUREKA also says that
California employment by 2005 are 76,330 university and college are projected to be
employed with 33,850 openings. Pay varies with size, geographic location, and type of
Registered nurses are the typical nurses that you see in a medical environment or
hospital. First, associate degree is the minimal step to be a registered nurse. The second
variance, they are usually assigned a day, evening, or night shift. Generally, they work
twelve hours a day three days a week. We all know when we exceed eight hours of work,
we get paid one and a half. Most of the nurses today, they have double jobs. In that case,
their salary are doubled. The third difference between teachers is their salary. According to
EUREKA, the entry pay ranges from as low as $823 to $4,330 per month. Pay for
experienced nurses may range from $1,200 to over $5,565 per month. Top pay can range
from $1,470 to over $6,080 per month. The salary really depends on experiences,
education, geographic location and size and type of employer. Finally, EUREKA also says
that 222,430 registered nurses are projected to be employed by 2005 with 45,220 opening
The most important of the categories above is the job outlook for the future. Based
on EUREKA, I would prepare to choose registered nurses who work in a medical
environment because they have higher chances to get a job in the future compared to
teaching. When it comes to education requirements, teaching has a long process of time
than regular nurses. When we are talking about financial matter, teaching could be better
in some ways. Teaching has a higher salary than a regular nurse. It is also not stressfull
than a nurse who works in a medical field. But what about double job, can a full time
teacher handle another job? I don't think so (intensional). In this situation, the nurses who
prepare to work in a hospital have a big advantage from teaching when it comes to money
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