HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY

Nursing

DO YOU LIKE HELPING AND ASSISTING PEOPLE?

Consider a career in Nursing.

What is it?

If you’ve ever been in a hospital, or visited a loved one in a hospital or nursing home, chances are you have had interaction with a nurse. Nurses are on the front-line of patient care, interacting with patients most frequently, and helping them with their day-to-day care. The entry-level role is a Certified Nursing Assistant, giving you the foundation to become a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.

What will I do?

Nurses focus on patient care, making sure that patients are comfortable and their needs are met. You will monitor vital signs of the patient, such as temperature and blood pressure and check medicine levels. You will make sure patients are well-fed and hydrated. Nurses assist doctors in the hospital or office, and make sure their patients understand ongoing treatments.

Leads to these jobs:

  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nursing Aide
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Phlebotomist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Aide

Is this for me?

  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Reliability
  • Flexible
  • Compassion
  • Physical strength

Employer Spotlight: AMITA HEALTH JOLIET

Our flagship 480-bed hospital in the Joliet area, AMITA Health Joliet provides the sophisticated care you expect from an academic medical center, with the personal attention of a local hospital.

We’re one of Chicagoland’s top hospitals according to Chicago Magazine, with multiple specialties ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

What does it take to change a life? YOU.

In-Demand Occupations in Illinois

Nursing Assistant

  • Education Level: Certification
  • Median Salary: $26,521
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 5%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 73,410

Phlebotomist

  • Education Level: Certification
  • Median Salary: $34,334
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 15%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 6,940

Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Education Level: Certification
  • Median Salary: $48,389
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 2%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 16,350

Registered Nurse

  • Education Level: Associate Degree
  • Median Salary: $70,189
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 15%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 86,920

Nurse Practitioner

  • Education Level: Master’s Degree
  • Median Salary: $99,394
  • Job Growth Over Next 10 Years: 38%
  • Job Openings Projected Over Next 10 Years: 7,560

Source – Illinois Department of Employment Security, 2019

HEALTH, PUBLIC SAFETY AND HUMAN SERVICES @ JJC

Over 100 students graduate from both the practical nurse program and the registered nurse program annually. Our students have the benefit of a state-of-the-art simulation center in the Health Professions Center. High-fidelity simulation enhances our students’ education and adds to the realism of the learning experience.

Learn more at www.jjc.edu/academics

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING NURSING

talk to your school counselor or teachers about what next steps to take.

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