Skilled Nursing RN Career Guide

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Overview

Skilled Nursing Facility Registered Nurses (SNF RNs) play a crucial role in providing specialized care to patients in long-term care settings. They work in skilled nursing facilities, also known as nursing homes or long-term care facilities, where they care for patients who require ongoing medical attention and assistance with daily activities. SNF RNs ensure the well-being and safety

Education

To become a Skilled Nursing Facility RN, individuals must first complete an accredited nursing program and obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Aspiring RNs typically pursue either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). ADN programs generally take two to three years to complete, while BSN programs require

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Related certifications

To work in a skilled nursing facility, RNs must be licensed in their state after passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Some facilities may prefer or require additional certifications, such as Basic Life Support (BLS) or geriatric care certifications. While prior experience in long-term care is beneficial, some SNF RN positions may

State licenses process and requirements

All 50 states require state licensure to become a professional nurse. Review the step-by-step process to obtain or renew your RN license in each one.
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Skills

Staff and Travel SNF RNs need a diverse set of skills to excel in their role. They must have a thorough understanding of geriatric care, chronic illnesses, and common age-related conditions. Strong assessment skills are essential for identifying residents' health needs and creating individualized care plans. SNF RNs should possess effective communication and empathy to interact with residents

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Responsibilities

Skilled Nursing Facility RNs have various responsibilities in their specialized role. They assess residents' health conditions, monitor vital signs, and manage medications to ensure proper care. SNF RNs also provide wound care, administer treatments, and assist with daily activities like bathing and dressing. They create care plans, implement interventions, and evaluate residents' progress. Additionally, SNF RNs educate residents and their

Salary Insights

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Skilled Nursing RN
$1,698-2,522/week

The average salary for a Skilled Nursing RN is $2,105.82 per week.

Last updated on July 17, 2024. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Pros of becoming a Skilled Nursing Facility RN include the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with residents and make a positive impact on their lives, the chance to work in a collaborative and supportive healthcare team, and the potential for career growth in the field of geriatric care. This profession offers job stability and the satisfaction of serving an aging

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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing

  • Plattsburgh, NY
  • Cross Country Nurses
  • 4x12 hrs, Evenings

$4,580/week

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Travel Contract

Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing

  • Berlin, VT
  • Cross Country Nurses
  • 3x12 hrs, Nights

$3,385/week

Posted 8 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing

  • Berlin, VT
  • RTG Medical-LTC
  • 3x12 hrs

$2,859/week

Posted 8 days ago
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Travel Nurse RN - Skilled Nursing

  • Sitka, AK
  • RTG Medical-LTC
  • 3x12 hrs

$2,799/week

Posted 4 days ago

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