Critical Care Nurses


Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.
Also called: Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), ICU Nurse (Intensive Care Unit Nurse), Registered Nurse Supervisor (RN Supervisor), Staff Nurse

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • biology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    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
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

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

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Epic Systems
  • MEDITECH software
    Information retrieval or search software
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses AACN Medicopeia
  • PEPID RN Critical Care RNCC
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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