Slide 1: Overview on a Nursing Career Over the last few years, nursing has emerged as one of the most preferred professions in the health care industry. In fact, it is one of its own kinds of a profession that provides you with an ample of opportunities to spend your life helping others. Today there is rarely any other profession like nursing that offer such a challenging yet gratifying mixture of high touch, care and technology. It is a career that offers both women and men a wide range of alternatives for professional development and the personal satisfaction. Slide 2: Working as a nurse, you may be the key healthcare professional working closely with physicians as an essential part of the patient health care team. Your key role may involve administering an ongoing treatment process and providing cares to make sure the effective and quick recovery of the patient. In terms of salary, the profession offer best options to earn a decent salary. Though, the compensation may differ as per the geographic location, years of experience and the type of nursing. Besides this, the benefit packages often include holiday pay, health insurance, childcare and pension plans. Slide 3: Today enjoying the total work strength of almost 2.5 million nurses within the clinical healthcare industry, it is certainly one of the few professions that offer a different variety of roles and a big scope of responsibility. There are many different types of nursing, nursing programs and different ways to obtain a degree in nursing. LVN- A LVN is actually defined as a licensed vocational nursing. In other words, it can be defined as a nurse who has been licensed or attained the license by the particular state to perform and provide routine patient care. Slide 4: There are many states in the United States that generally use the word LPN or Licensed Practical Nurse instead of LVN. As an LVN, you can perform your duties in different work settings such as doctor’s office or surgical center, convalescent home and hospital. Besides this, most of your work will be performed under the direction of registered nurses (RNs). Slide 5: RN- A RN is usually defined as registered nursing and basically makes up the majority of workers in the health care industry. In fact, a registered nurse holds a designation of priority over the LVN or LPN and is often responsible for passing on different assignments or tasks in a hospital environment. Working as a registered nurse, you could be responsible for providing a proper assistance to patients suffering from illness or injury. However, your income could be influenced by the experience and education you gain from the nursing college. A degree in nursing plays a vital role and act as the foundation for a successful career in the field of health care. So, if you are looking forward to making a career in nursing, here is some important nursing degree you can obtain. Slide 6: BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) – This degree is viewed as a nearly compulsory qualification in recent nursing careers . The Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree is the first step towards establishing career in nursing. Mainly LPN’s prefer to carry on their education in a BSN program to attain a Registered Nurse (RN) certification. That allows many doors to open for career advancement in nursing. In this career program you can learn a lot more about management, the history of nursing, the theory behind nursing and how nursing fits into the rest of the health care environment. Upon successfully completing BSN degree, you can take a big step near a whole range of exciting nursing careers, like Nurse Practitioner or CRNA. In addition to all this, the key advantage of gaining a bachelor nursing degree is it aids you command higher salaries. Slide 7: MSN (Master of Science in Nursing ) – The degree in MSN trains students to handle medical situations in a better way. During this program, students are taught and trained about legal and ethical issues in clinical practice, nursing research, nursing in health care systems and many more. On successful completion of the Master of Science in Nursing, you can be efficient in handling the variety of tasks required by nurses. If we look at the present scenario, the rate of enrolment for MSN program is on the rise for nurse practitioner, as most physicians prefer for specialized practices instead of primary care. Slide 8: Guide About Educational Grants for Nurses School Nursing is one of the fastest growing courses around the world. This course offers a lot of advantages, and the demand for nurses worldwide is growing rapidly. This is the reason why the tuition for this course is far higher compared to other professions. Many families could not afford to send their children to nursing schools due to the high tuition fees. However, if one has the proper information regarding the educational grants, scholarships, and loans, the chances of being able to continue pursuing one’s dreams is high. Slide 9: Many students gave up on the thought of becoming a nurse someday due to lack of money. If you are looking for an educational grant to continue your studies, then there are people that you can approach to ask for financial help. There are a lot of organizations, foundations, and programs that are offering money for nursing students like you. Most of these educational grants are paying all the fees that are required for you to finish your college. Slide 10: Every year, there are more than 200 scholarships given to student nurses who are willing to take the profession, but do not have the funds to pursue their dreams. These scholarships only have limited slots, and if you really want to get this, you need to apply for it as soon as possible. Some scholarship programs may require you an average of 85%, and it will greatly increase your chance of acquiring the scholarship.