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Registered Nurses

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems.
    • Engage in research activities related to nursing.
    • Work with individuals, groups, or families to plan or implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities.
    • Perform administrative or managerial functions, such as taking responsibility for a unit's staff, budget, planning, or long-range goals.
    • Prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices, or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
    • Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics.
    • Provide or arrange for training or instruction of auxiliary personnel or students.
    • Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
    • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
    • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
    • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
    • Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
    • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers.
    • Consult with institutions or associations regarding issues or concerns relevant to the practice and profession of nursing.
    • Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
    • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers.
    • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
    • Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
    • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
    • Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
    • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
    • Conduct specified laboratory tests.
    • Prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices, or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
    • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers.
    • Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.
    • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
    • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry.
    • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry.
    • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
    • Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
    • Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
    • Inform physician of patient's condition during anesthesia.
    • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
    • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
    • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
    • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
    • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.

    Skills

    • Operations Analysis

      Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do.

    • Service Orientation

      Looking for ways to help people.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others.

    • Active Learning

      Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

    • Operation and Control

      Using equipment or systems.

    • Troubleshooting

      Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

    • Persuasion

      Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

    • Instructing

      Teaching people how to do something.

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs.

    • Management of Material Resources

      Managing equipment and materials.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

    • Writing

      Writing things for co-workers or customers.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Understanding people's reactions.

    • Technology Design

      Making equipment and technology useful for customers.

    • Management of Financial Resources

      Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.

    • Equipment Selection

      Deciding what kind of tools and equipment are needed to do a job.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.

    • Systems Evaluation

      Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

    • Learning Strategies

      Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.

    • Mathematics

      Using math to solve problems.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

    • Negotiation

      Bringing people together to solve differences.

    • Systems Analysis

      Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

    • Critical Thinking

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

    • Active Listening

      Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

    • Coordination

      Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Testing how well a product or service works.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

    • Time Management

      Managing your time and the time of other people.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Reading work-related information.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

    • Monitoring

      Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Wrist-Finger Speed

      Making fast, simple, repeated movements of your fingers, hands, and wrists.

    • Trunk Strength

      Using your lower back and stomach.

    • Speed of Closure

      Quickly knowing what you are looking at.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      Noticing when problems happen.

    • Memorization

      Remembering words, numbers, pictures, or steps.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      Keeping your arm or hand steady.

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.

    • Static Strength

      Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.

    • Oral Expression

      Communicating by speaking.

    • Far Vision

      Seeing details that are far away.

    • Night Vision

      Seeing at night or under low light.

    • Explosive Strength

      Jumping, sprinting, or throwing something.

    • Near Vision

      Seeing details up close.

    • Sound Localization

      Noticing the direction that a sound came from.

    • Hearing Sensitivity

      Telling the difference between sounds.

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.

    • Response Orientation

      Quickly deciding if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part.

    • Finger Dexterity

      Putting together small parts with your fingers.

    • Information Ordering

      Ordering or arranging things.

    • Flexibility of Closure

      Seeing hidden patterns.

    • Time Sharing

      Doing two or more things at the same time.

    • Selective Attention

      Paying attention to something without being distracted.

    • Fluency of Ideas

      Coming up with lots of ideas.

    • Oral Comprehension

      Listening and understanding what people say.

    • Stamina

      Exercising for a long time without getting out of breath.

    • Peripheral Vision

      Seeing something to your side when your are looking ahead.

    • Written Comprehension

      Reading and understanding what is written.

    • Category Flexibility

      Grouping things in different ways.

    • Manual Dexterity

      Holding or moving items with your hands.

    • Glare Sensitivity

      Seeing something even if there is a glare or very bright light.

    • Originality

      Creating new and original ideas.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.

    • Extent Flexibility

      Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      Using rules to solve problems.

    • Number Facility

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

    • Gross Body Coordination

      Moving your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      Keeping your balance or staying upright.

    • Spatial Orientation

      Knowing where things are around you.

    • Auditory Attention

      Paying attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds.

    • Speech Clarity

      Speaking clearly.

    • Dynamic Flexibility

      Quickly and repeatedly bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Reaction Time

      Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command.

    • Dynamic Strength

      Exercising for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

    • Visualization

      Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

    • Written Expression

      Communicating by writing.

    • Speed of Limb Movement

      Quickly moving your arms and legs.

    • Rate Control

      Changing when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

    • Perceptual Speed

      Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

    • Control Precision

      Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

    • Depth Perception

      Deciding which thing is closer or farther away from you, or deciding how far away it is from you.

    • Speech Recognition

      Recognizing spoken words.

    Knowledge

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • History and Archeology

      Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    • Fine Arts

      Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Physics

      Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

    • Sociology and Anthropology

      Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

    • Philosophy and Theology

      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Administrative

      Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

    • Chemistry

      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Telecommunications

      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Foreign Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 74080/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 35.62/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 139,680
    • Yearly Projected Openings 8360

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    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Concern for Others
    • Integrity
    • Stress Tolerance

    Tools

    • Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units
    • Anesthesia nerve block kit or tray
    • Apnea monitors
    • Arm traction supplies
    • Arterial blood gas monitors
    • Arterial line catheters
    • Audiometers
    • Autotransfusion units
    • Benchtop centrifuges
    • Binocular light compound microscopes
    • Blood collection needles
    • Blood warming or transfusion systems
    • Canes
    • Cardiac output CO monitoring units
    • Cardiac pacemaker generators or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers CRT-P
    • Cervical collars or neck braces
    • Clinical hydraulic lifts
    • Clinical incubators or infant warmers
    • Clinical trapeze bars
    • Colonoscopes
    • Colposcopes or vaginoscopes
    • Continuous passive motion CPM devices
    • Crutches
    • Diagnostic or interventional vascular catheters for general use
    • Electrocardiography EKG transmitters or telemetry devices
    • Electrocardiography EKG units
    • Electronic blood pressure units
    • Electronic encyclopedias
    • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment
    • Endoscopic hemostatic balloons or needles or tubes or accessories
    • Endoscopic or surgical light sources
    • Endotracheal tubes
    • Enema kits
    • Enteral feeding administration sets
    • Enteral feeding infusion pump tubing sets
    • Esophagogastroduodenoscopes or gastroduodenoscopes or gastroscopes
    • Extremity restraints
    • Eye charts or vision cards
    • Flow sensors or regulators or components
    • Gait belts for rehabilitation or therapy
    • Gastric decompression tubes
    • Glucose monitors or meters
    • Hand held dopplers
    • Hand or finger traction supplies
    • Head or neck traction supplies
    • Heating or drying equipment or accessories
    • Hemodialysis dialyzer reprocessing systems
    • Holter or wearable EKG monitoring systems or accessories
    • Hypodermic needle
    • Infusion pump kits
    • Intermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB machines
    • Intraaortic balloon pumps
    • Intracranial pressure ICP monitoring units
    • Intravenous infusion pump analyzers or sensors
    • Intravenous or arterial extension tubing
    • Intravenous or arterial tubing adapter or connector
    • Intravenous syringe infusion pumps
    • Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits
    • Intubation laryngoscopes
    • Intubation stylets
    • Lancets
    • Lap mayo trays or mayo stands for surgical use
    • Laser printers
    • Leg traction supplies
    • Lower extremity prosthetic devices
    • Manual resuscitators
    • Medical acoustic stethoscopes
    • Medical gas cylinders or related devices
    • Medical head hoods
    • Medical nasal cannulas
    • Medical or surgical suction or vacuum appliances
    • Medical or surgical suction sets or kits
    • Medical oxygen masks or parts
    • Medical syringes without needle
    • Medical tuning forks
    • Medication or pill dispensers
    • Mobile medical services automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
    • Mobile medical services head immobilizers
    • Mobile medical services spine boards
    • Mobile medical services torso immobilizers
    • Mobile resuscitator or aspirator kits
    • Multiparameter vital sign units
    • Nasogastric tubes
    • Nebulizers
    • Non invasive bi level machines
    • Non invasive continuous positive air pressure machines
    • Notebook computers
    • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
    • Orthopedic splint systems
    • Orthopedic traction hardware or weights
    • Oxygen therapy delivery system products
    • Patient bed or table scales for general use
    • Patient care beds for general use
    • Patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps
    • Patient lifts
    • Patient motion sensors or alarms
    • Pelvis or back traction supplies
    • Perfusion oxygen or hematocrit saturation monitors
    • Peripherally inserted central catheters PICC
    • Personal computers
    • Phacoemulsification or extrusion or vitrectomy equipment for ophthalmic surgery
    • Pulse oximeter units
    • Radio frequency transmitters or receivers
    • Reflex hammers or mallets
    • Respiratory aspirator products
    • Respiratory humidifiers or vaporizers
    • Respiratory manometer kits
    • Restraint straps or buckles or supplies
    • Restraint vests and jackets
    • Sexual assault determination kits
    • Sigmoidoscopes
    • Skin staple removers or kits
    • Spill kits
    • Spirometers
    • Sputum collection apparatus or containers
    • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
    • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps
    • Surgical drains or drain sets
    • Surgical drapes
    • Surgical needle holders
    • Surgical retractors
    • Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines
    • Surgical suction machine or vacuum extractor or ultrasonic surgical aspirator
    • Suture needles
    • Suture removal kits or trays or packs or sets
    • Tablet computers
    • Therapeutic heating or cooling blankets or drapes
    • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
    • Tourniquets
    • Tracheostomy accessories
    • Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units
    • Tuberculin syringes
    • Ultraviolet UV lamps
    • Umbilical catheters
    • Upper extremity prosthetic devices
    • Urinalysis analyzers
    • Urinalysis test strips
    • Urinary catheterization kits
    • Urological procedure trays or packs or kits
    • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
    • Vaginal exam speculas
    • Vascular or compression apparel or support
    • Vascular sequential compression devices or tubing
    • Ventilator accessories
    • Ventricular assist devices
    • Vision testing stereoscopes
    • Walkers or rollators

    Technology

    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Categorization or classification software
    • Cloud-based data access and sharing software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Human resources software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Medical software
    • Office suite software
    • Operating system software
    • Presentation software
    • Project management software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Time accounting software
    • Video conferencing software
    • Video creation and editing software
    • Web page creation and editing software
    • Word processing software

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