Acute Care Nurses


Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Also called: Clinical Nurse Educator, Nurse Manager, Nursing Director, Staff Nurse

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Bizmatics PrognoCIS EMR
  • GE Healthcare Centricity EMR
    Electronic mail software
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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