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There are certain traits and qualities nursing professionals' posses that are beneficial to their career. Having the right characteristics can make all the difference when pursuing a nursing position. Nurses also need to have specific skills in order to complete job related tasks. These skills can be obtained through training programs. Training is available at the graduate and undergraduate degree levels if you wish to enter the field. Professions include administration, education, and nursing, and can be pursued if you have the needed qualities and educational training. Certain requirements exist if you are pursuing the education necessary for entrance into a nursing career.

Educational training is available at the associate or bachelor degree level as well as the master and doctoral levels. Becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Educator, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) requires certain qualities. Characteristics and traits that you will need to enter these types of health care careers can include:
  • empathy
  • detail oriented
  • caring
  • adaptable
  • quick thinking
  • good communication
  • physical endurance
  • good judgment
These specific qualities allow you to complete a variety of tasks. Nurses and nurse educators work to provide health care and knowledge to others in hospitals, clinics, schools, and health care organizations. You will train to work with individuals and provide health and nutrition education, health screenings, and assist other medical professionals in providing health care. Possessing certain traits and characteristics allows you to obtain training that will help you enter your desired career.

In order to pursue a nursing career, you will need to be able to utilize your personal qualities in addition to the skills you obtain through training. Becoming a nurse or nurse educator may also require that you pass a licensure exam in order to seek employment. If you obtain the necessary education you can also become a nursing administrator. Careers in this area will allow you to direct nurses and supervise other health care staff. With a personality like ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging) and ESFJ (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging) you can enter into a number of careers in the field of nursing.

Proper training can be completed through accredited schools and colleges that offer nursing degree programs. Becoming a nursing professional will allow you to use your personal traits to help others. Registered nurses, licensed nurses, nurse administrators, and nurse educators need to be responsible, sympathetic, and have respect for medicine and the individuals they work with. Contacting a qualified training program can help you obtain information regarding careers, training, and qualifications.

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