Emergency Nurses


Overview

Introduction

Emergency nurses provide highly skilled direct patient care to those who need emergency treatment for an illness or injury. Emergency nurses incorporate all the specialties of nursing. They care for infant, pediatric, adult, and elderly patients with a broad spectrum of medical needs. There are about 3.1 million registered nurses working in hospitals, including ER nurses.

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Median Salary

$74,990

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training


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Experience

One to three years of experience as a staff nurse


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Skills

Interpersonal


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Personality Traits

Hands On

Earnings

Salary is determined by many factors, including nursing specialty, education, place of employment, shift worked, geographical location, and work experience. Flexible schedules and part-time employment opportunities are available for most nurses.

According to Salary.com, staff nurses in emergency rooms earned salaries that ranged from less than $66,972 to $83,286 or more in November 2019....

Work Environment

Camps, government facilities, corporations, businesses, correctional institutions, and other health care institutions may employ emergency nurses. Many emergency nurses work in hospital emergency rooms or emergency care centers. Most hospital and institutional environments are clean and well lit. Inner city facilities and hospitals may be in less than desirable locations and safety may be an is...

Outlook

Nursing specialties will be in great demand in the future. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the field of registered nursing will grow 12 percent through 2028—although job opportunities at hospitals (major employers of many emergency nurses) are expected to grow by only 8.7 percent during this same time span. There will continue to be a strong need for emergency nurses to care for patie...

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