2017 Registered Nurses
Median Pay: US$67,490
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Duties

Registered nurses typically do the following:

  • Record patients' medical histories and symptoms
  • Administer patients' medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for patients' care or contribute to existing plans
  • Observe patients and record the observations
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Most registered nurses work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists. Some registered nurses oversee licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, and home health aides.

Registered nurses' duties and titles often depend on where they work and the patients they work with. For example, an oncology nurse may work with cancer patients or a geriatric nurse may work with elderly patients. Some registered nurses combine one or more areas of practice. For example, a pediatric oncology nurse works with children and teens who have cancer.

Many possibilities for working with specific patient groups exist. The following list includes just a few examples:

Addiction nurses care for patients who need help to overcome addictions to alcohol, drugs, and other substances.

Cardiovascular nurses care for patients with heart disease and people who have had heart surgery.

Critical care nurses work in intensive-care units in hospitals, providing care to patients with serious, complex, and acute illnesses and injuries that need very close monitoring and treatment.

Genetics nurses provide screening, counseling, and treatment for patients with genetic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis.

Neonatology nurses take care of newborn babies.

Nephrology nurses care for patients who have kidney-related health issues stemming from diabetes, high blood pressure, substance abuse, or other causes.

Rehabilitation nurses care for patients with temporary or permanent disabilities.

Registered nurses may work to promote public health, by educating people on warning signs and symptoms of disease or managing chronic health conditions. They may also run health screenings, immunization clinics, blood drives, or other community outreach programs. Other nurses staff the health clinics in schools.

Some nurses do not work directly with patients, but they must still have an active registered nurse license. For example, they may work as nurse educators, healthcare consultants, public policy advisors, researchers, hospital administrators, salespeople for pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, or as medical writers and editors.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are a type of advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). They provide direct patient care in one of many nursing specialties, such as psychiatric-mental health or pediatrics. CNSs also provide indirect care, by working with other nurses and various other staff to improve the quality of care that patients receive. They often serve in leadership roles and may educate and advise other nursing staff. CNSs also may conduct research and may advocate for certain policies.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Registered Nurse- PICU- 7pm-7am, 72 hours every two weeks

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary...
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Wilmington, DE

Clinical Nurse (Neurosciences ICU, RN)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Advanced Practice Provider - Transplant Surgery

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER(Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)Division of Transplantation SurgeryUNIVERSITY of CINCINNATI College of MedicineThe University of Cincinnati Medical Center Division of Transplant Surgery is looking for an Advanced Practice Provider to provide direct patient care...
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Hospice Admission Registered Nurse

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Cleveland Freestanding Emergency Room (FSED)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Registered Nurse (Nurse Educator)

Type: Part Time
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Registered Nurse RN Cancer Center M-F Day Waxahachie

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are looking for RNs to work in one of our Oncology units.The Oncology Clinic Registered Nurse (RN) exhibits and executes Baylor Scott & White Health's (BSWH) Values & Behaviors in delivering and coordinating patient care. Utilizing the BSWH nursing professional practice model, the...
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Registered Nurse RN Intern (Trainee) - Cardiovascular ICU

Type: Internship
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MRI Technologist

Type: Part Time
We are currently seeking a part-time MRI Technologist to join our team in Greenwood, IN. The schedule for this position is Saturday from 7:00am - 4:30pm.As an MRI Technologist, you will operate a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner to produce images of the patient's body for diagnostic...
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Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, FT Days WEO, Piedmont Rockdale

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
RESPONSIBLE FOR:The staff nurse provides nursing care to patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates...
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Nurse Intern

Type: Internship
We Are HiringNurse Intern - Intensive Care Unit 001 - PRN,Rotating - St Thomas Midtown Hospital - Nashville,TNWhy Join Ascension?Saint Thomas Health, part of Ascension, is a family of Middle Tennessee hospitals and physician practices united by a single mission: to provide spiritually centered,...
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RN - General Medicine/Geriatric Medicine

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.** This position is for nurses with one year of acute care experience. If you are a new graduate or work in a non acute care setting please apply by copying and pasting the...
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Mayfield Heights, OH

RN PACU-PEDIATRIC

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position Summary:Pediatric PACU nurse. Previous related experience is preferred.Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients. Provide clinical leadership for other staff and assume relief charge duties when designated. Serve as a role model to promote a...
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Albuquerque, NM

Clinical Nurse (Burn/Trauma Stepdown, RN)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Washington, DC

Staff RN Medicine Gastroenterology, 36 hrs/wk- Nights (SFHMC)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
JOB SUMMARYThe Registered Nurse (RN), Level 2 is a competent nurse who has been practicing a minimum of 2 years in the same clinical setting. In this role, the RN is able to provide clinically appropriate care following established protocols for an assigned group of patients.JOB...
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Registered Nurse-PerDiem

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Staff RN Surgical Telemetry

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Registered Nurse- Cardiac Step Down- Rotating Shifts 72 hours every two weeks- FT

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Wilmington, DE

Registered Nurse (RN) Special Care Nursery

Type: Part Time
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