Career Overview

Registered Nurse (RN)

What They Do:

Registered nurses (RNs) provide patient care and educate patients and the public about various health conditions. The care that RNs provide is administering medications, wound treatment, implementing and updating care plans and treatment plans, follow-up services, etc. Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in outpatient clinics and schools. Licensing or registration required.

Also Known As:

Certified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR), Charge Nurse, Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Psychiatric RN (Psychiatric Registered Nurse), Relief Charge Nurse, School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in health science related major: 4 years
  • Registered Nursing: 2 years (including classroom and clinical work)

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