Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: a | Slide: 21
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing roles, responsibilities, and work settings
Slide content:Nursing Care Processes Summary Lecture a Nursing roles include patient care, teaching, research, and administration Specialization lets nurses gain expertise in certain areas of medicine All nurses must have formal training, pass a national exam, and meet state requirements Nurses stay licensed and build their careers by pursuing continuing medical education, certification, and advanced degrees 21
Slide notes:This concludes Lecture a of Nursing Care Processes . In summary, nurses have a wide variety of roles in the health care system. They might provide bedside care to a patient, teach the public about health issues, conduct research, or work as administrators in a health care organization. Many nurses specialize by working with patients with certain kinds of health problems, working with certain patient populations, and/or working in certain types of health care settings. Most nurses work directly with patients, providing care and teaching them about health issues, for employers as diverse as hospitals, schools, clinics, and home health care services. All nurses have formal training in nursing, must pass a national nursing exam, and must meet any state requirements. RNs, the most common type of nurse, can become APNs and take on greater responsibility if they pursue additional training. Nurses can add to their skills by pursuing continuing medical education and certification in their area of specialty. Some nurses pursue a masters degree or doctoral degree to increase their knowledge and advance their careers. 21