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.

Also includes

Acute Care Nurses , Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses , Critical Care Nurses , Clinical Nurse Specialists



About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $60,050.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 46,107
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Professionalism
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Problem-solving
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Decision-making
Integrity
Written Communication
Leadership

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Deliver babies
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Give medications or immunizations
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Provide in home patient care
Administer non-intravenous medications
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer intravenous medications
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Perform minor surgery
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Apply traction to patients
Conduct behavior modification
Massage patient or client
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Solve clinical problems
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Treat medical condition of patient
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Test patient heart or lung functioning
Conduct medical tests
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Develop medical treatment plans
Develop dietary-care plans
Develop treatment plans
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Perform emergency medical procedures
Implement life support procedures
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Feed food to individuals
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Adjust medical supportive or assistive devices such as prostheses


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Critical Care
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Telemetry
Acute Care
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Medical Assistance


Related Licensing Requirements


Temporary RN Permit (18-0000000130)

IC 25-23-1-10.5 Temporary permits Sec. 10.5. (a) The board may issue a temporary permit to practice as a nurse to a nurse licensed to practice in another state or territory of the United States, who has applied to the board for licensure by endorsement and submitted proof of current licensure to the board. The permit is valid for ninety (90) days after issuance or upon denial of licensure by the board. The permit may be renewed by the board, for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, if, in the determination of the board, it is not possible to complete the application process in that time period. (b) Persons holding a temporary permit to practice as a nurse are subject to the disciplinary provisions of this chapter and IC 25-1-9n the practice of practical nursing as determined by the board. (b) The applicant must pass an examination in such subjects as the board may determine.(c) The board may establish by rule under IC 4-22-2 application procedures and requirements for the issuance of temporary permits under this section.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

Limited Scope Physician (18-0000000064)

844 IAC 4-4.5-17 Limited scope temporary medical permits Sec. 17. (a) A person not currently licensed to practice medicine in Indiana, yet licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine by any board or licensing agency of any state or jurisdiction may make application for a limited scope temporary medical permit that, if issued under this section, shall remain valid for a nonrenewable period not to exceed thirty (30) days. (b) A person seeking a limited scope temporary medical permit under this section shall do the following: (1) Complete an application form supplied by the board, specifying the following: (A) The reasons for seeking a temporary medical permit. (B) The location or locations where the applicant will provide medical services. (C) The type, extent, and specialization of medical services that the applicant intends to, or may, provide. (D) The activity, organization, function, or event with regard to which the applicant may provide medical services. (2) The applicant's residence and office addresses and phone numbers. (3) Pay to the board the nonrefundable fee specified by 844 IAC 4-2- 2, at the time the application for temporary medical permit is filed. (4) Submit one (1) recent passport-type photograph of the applicant, taken within eight (8) weeks prior to filing the application, simultaneously with filing the application for a temporary medical permit. (5) Submit proof of holding a current and valid unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in another state or jurisdiction. (6) Submit a certified copy of the original medical school or osteopathic medical school diploma.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/medical.htm

Temporary Physician Permit (18-0000000068)

IC 25-22.5-5-4 Temporary medical permits Sec. 4. (a) The board may authorize the agency to issue temporary medical permits for the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine. When a temporary medical permit is issued, it is subject to any termination date specified by the board. A temporary medical permit may be issued to any person who: (1) has completed the academic requirements for the degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy from a medical school approved by the board; and (2) desires to obtain postgraduate medical education or training in a medical education institution or hospital located in Indiana which has standards for postgraduate medical education and training satisfactory to the board; is required to obtain a temporary medical permit unless the graduate possesses an unlimited license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in Indiana. Application for the permit must be made to the board subject to this article. A temporary medical permit issued to a person under this subsection for purposes of postgraduate training is valid for a period of one (1) year and may be renewed for additional one (1) year periods at the discretion of the board. (b) A medical educational institution located in Indiana which has standards satisfactory to the board may, in the board's discretion, secure from it a permit for a person in the active practice of medicine outside the state of Indiana or the United States, but who is not licensed in Indiana, to teach medicine in the institution for an annually renewable period not to exceed one (1) year by filing with the board an application by the institution and the person certifying: (1) the person's professional qualifications; (2) the term of the teaching appointment; (3) the medical subjects to be taught; and (4) other information and assurances as the board may require. If the application is approved, the person

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/medical.htm

Registered Nurse (18-0000000040)

A candidate for the license to practice as a registered nurse must: Have completed either the curriculum and graduation requirements of a state-accredited program of registered nursing or a nursing education program in a foreign country that has been deemed by the board as substantially equivalent to a board-approved program. Be physically, mentally, and professionally capable to safely engage in the practice of nursing. Pass the board-administered examination. Not have been convicted of a crime or have been subject to disciplinary action that would have a direct bearing on the candidate's ability to practice competently. Pay all examination and registration fees.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

CSR- Physician (18-0000000062)

IC 35-48-7-5.8 Sec. 5.8. As used in this chapter, "practitioner" means a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, scientific investigator, pharmacist, hospital, or other institution or individual licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in the United States. As added by P.L.65-2006, SEC.6.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/medical.htm

Physician (18-0000000011)

In order to obtain a license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine in Indiana, the candidate must: Possess a degree of doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy or its equivalent from a board-approved medical school. Have successfully passed the board-administered licensure examination. Be physically, mentally, and professionally competent to practice. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary sanctions that would interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Have one (1) year of post-graduate training in a hospital or institution located in the United States or Canada. Submit a transcript of all educational records. Make a personal appearance before the board, at the boards discretion. Candidates who have graduated from a medical school outside the United States may be required to submit additional documentation. More detailed information, including application materials and test dates, may be obtained from the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana. Please contact the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for updates to the licensing requirements above.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/medical.htm


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