Nursing Facts

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  • Undergraduate nursing students endure some of the most difficult (and competitive) college curriculums of all-... and yet are compensated with far lower salaries than doctors, attorneys, and other astute professionals with similar rigorous training at the educational level.
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  • Most learning institutions require that nursing students maintain higher grade point averages than their counterparts majoring in other disciplines.
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  • It is possible to become an RN (Registered Nurse) after completing a 2 year, community college program at select schools.
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  • As of the year 2000, the U.S. national average salary for Registered Nurses is $37,500 (Health Care Salary Guide, 2000).
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  • There exists a reasonably strong demand today for LPNs and RNs - evidenced by the willingness of many healthcare institutions to offer considerably large "signing bonuses" for new nurses -- even when they're fresh out of school!
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  • In recent years, budget cutbacks at major hospitals have led many intensive care units to be highly understaffed which, in turn, has led to increased levels of nursing burnout (VanyPeren, 1996).
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  • There exists some controversy within the field of nursing administration over whether to employ nurses in 8 hour or 12 hour shifts. Studies have found that job satisfaction can be optimized for 12 hour employees when their time is divided between specialty work (i.e., intensive care & emergency rooms) and more "lax," diversified tasks (Journal Of Nursing Management, 1991).

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