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.

Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 19000EDEAvailable Openings 1PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
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Missouri City, TX

Registered Nurse (RN) - Chronic

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Rainbow City, AL

ED Patient Care Tech I

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Providence, RI

NEW GRADUATE RN(Registered Nurse) - ST MARY'S HOSPITAL

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Richmond, VA

Registered Nurse September 2019 Residency Program - Orthopedic PACU

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Registered Nurse - RN - Home Dialysis

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190009XMAvailable Openings 1Position Specific Information
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LVN/Licensed Vocational Nurse

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Registered Nurse (RN)-FT-7p-7a-L&D-Med/Surg-Lakeside Women's Hospital

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Oklahoma City, OK

Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 19000EYDAvailable Openings 1PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
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Wilmington, DE

Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 19000FU3Available Openings 1PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
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Glendale, AZ

Registered Nurse - RN

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

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Clinical Nurse Pediatrics PT/24HRS

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The Registered Nurse is a clinical practitioner who coordinates and implements patient care specific to the age of the patient population served on the assigned units. He/she ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the unit's standards of care. He...
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Dialysis Outpatient Registered Nurse (Sioux City)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 19000CC8Available Openings 2PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
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Sioux City, IA

RN Registered Nurse, Intensive Care Unit ICU

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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RN Charge Nurse

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Nurse Resident/Registered Nurse - Orthopedics

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Registered Nurse Home Health PRN Days Pinellas

Type: Part Time
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Outpatient Registered Nurse - RN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 19000FTDAvailable Openings 1PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
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Goodyear, AZ