About Nursing Careers

With so many jobs in nursing, you want control over which ones you work. Fortunately, with Mighty Nurse, that’s possible. The following is an overview of the job types offered at Mighty Nurse and who is eligible to apply.

All positions are offered as per diem employment. A number of specialties may be associated with each job type which can be specified when searching for jobs on the site.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Jobs

Certified Nursing Assistants are very hands-on with patients and attend to their needs such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating and moving around. Work as a CNA can be found in a variety of settings such as long term care facilities, health clinics, nursing homes and even in private residences. CNA positions are usually supervised by a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.

Who can apply for CNA jobs: Getting a job as a CNA requires having passed a certification exam administered by the state. The exam is taken after completion of a 6-12 week training course.

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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Jobs

Certified Medical Assistants are versatile healthcare professionals trained to work in ambulatory care settings (physician’s offices, clinics, group practices, etc.). CMAs are able to perform both administrative and clinical tasks making them a valuable resource in settings where there is such a need.

Who can apply for CMA jobs: To get a CMA job, you’ll need to pass an examination through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) that is taken after graduating from an accredited medical assistant program.

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Certified Registered Nurse Antesthetist (CRNA) Jobs

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse that works under the supervision of a licensed provider such as a doctor, dentist or podiatrist (supervision requirement vary by state). CRNAs often work closely with anesthesiologists and administer anesthetics via techniques such as general, epidural, spinal, peripheral nerve block, sedation and local.

Who can apply for CRNA jobs: Licensure as a Registered Nurse is required and CRNA education requirements must be completed. Getting a job as a CRNA is not possible without a full year of acute care nursing experience and completion of a subsequent 24-36 month Council on Accreditation (COA) accredited program of nurse-anesthesia. In the future, the entry level of training will be moved to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP).

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Licensed Practical Nurse or
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Jobs

Licensed Practical Nurses perform a wide scope of functions in their job including checking patient vital signs, preparing injections, dressing wounds, monitoring catheters and so on. The job of an LPN might also include helping patients with bathing, dressing, hygiene and eating. An LPN (or LVN) works under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. While LPN jobs can be general, they are also found in specialized settings such as clinics, nursing homes and personal home care.

Who can apply for LPN/LVN jobs: Licensure is required and obtained by passing the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) exam. To take the exam and
and be eligibible to work in an LPN job, one must first complete a training program that typically lasts about one year.

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Nurse Practioner Jobs

A Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse. Jobs for nurse practitioners have a scope of practice that, depending on the state, can include providing care, prescribing drugs and rehabilitation treatments, diagnosing, treating, evaluating and managing illness and disease, performing or assisting in minor surgeries and counseling and educating patients.

Who can apply for a Nurse Practitioner job: Anyone that is licensed as a Nurse Practitioner can apply to work. This license can only be obtained after completing requirements to become a registered nurse and after completion of a graduate-level nurse practitioner program.

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Registered Nurse (RN) Jobs

Registered Nurses make up the largest healthcare occupation working in a variety of settings including hospitals, home healthcare, hospice care and just about any healthcare setting. Regardless of where they work, RNs are vital to patient care. They treat and educate patients and have a long list of job functions including conducting medical diagnostic tests, tracking and recording patient’s medical history and symptoms, administering medication and so on.

Who can apply for RN jobs: Licensure as a Registered Nurse is required to apply for registered nurse jobs. A 2 or 4 year nursing degree is required to become an RN. The school must be approved by the state where you wish to become licensed. The Board of Nursing in your state administers licenses through the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Each state may have its own additional requirements as well.

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