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Nursing at Genesee

What kind of jobs do today's Nurses perform?

Registered Nurses (R.N.'s) work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. Nursing offers a wider variety of opportunities today than ever before-from bedside practice to president or top administrator of a healthcare organization. You can be a clinical specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, emergency care specialist, geriatric, pediatric or maternity specialist, and much more. Nurses work with physicians during treatments and examinations, observe, assess, and record symptoms, responses, and progress; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation of patients.

Where can you work?

Registered Nurses find employment in a wide variety of work environments, such as nursing homes, schools, doctor's offices, businesses, and with various health service organizations. You may, of course, work in a community hospital or private clinic, but today's nurses are also found working for the U.S. military, for Veteran's Administration Medical Centers, and anywhere people need health care services locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally. You may choose to work in a major city, a small town, or even an isolated rural area where you may be people's only source of medical care and information. Opportunities exist almost everywhere!

How do you become a Nurse?

Genesee's two-year Nursing Program prepares you to pass the national R.N. licensing examination, and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. This program offers students an integrated approach to learning, combining nursing theory with supervised real-world clinical experience on the site of regional health service providers.

What is so special about being a Registered Nurse?

Career choices and opportunities are boundless for registered nurses-you can take your profession wherever you want to go. The specialized knowledge and many hours of practical experience you will gain through Genesee's Nursing Program will open doors for you to all kinds of practice settings. You will be free to pursue-and to realize-the rewards of helping people to be healthy in a wide range of possible job settings. Choose from callings such as hands-on patient care in hospital settings, trauma center or surgical nursing, health care administration, or health education and social outreach programs. There are literally thousands of exciting job opportunities-one just right for you!



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