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In recent years, however, a few hospitals have applied to state boards of higher education for the right to award an associate's degree in nursing. Primarily, diploma training is aimed at preparing nurses for giving bedside care in hospitals, nursing homes, and other institutions. Graduates of such programs can take the licensing examination of the state in which they wish to practice. Upon passing they are then able to practice nursing and to use the initials RN (registered nurse) after their name.

This means that patient care in hospitals today is more intense and complex than it has been, so that highly trained nurses are in great demandnurses who can act quickly on Page 7 data read on monitor screens and perhaps start life-saving treatment, often without a physician at hand. That's one side of the picture. On the other hand, there is the downsizing of hospital nursing staffs and reassignment of RN duties to lower-level nurseslicensed practical nurses and nurses aides, for instance. But even so, it is anticipated that nurses with bachelor's degrees and above will be in short supply.

Other major work settings. Nursing demographics. What you earn and working conditions. 4. 30 Critical changes in nursing. What does it take to succeed? Are you right for nursing? 5. Choosing the Right Nursing School36 Schools. Paying for nursing school. Choosing a nursing specialty. 6. Getting Started and Advancing46 Where are the nursing jobs? Resume. Interview. Advancement. 7. A Look to the Future518. Conversations with Those in the Profession55 Fourth-year student at a midwestern college of nursing.

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