Registered Nurse (R.N.)

Lacey Allen

Job Description

  • Work with a variety patients, ranging from pediatrics to geriatric.
  • Consulting with physicians and many other officials.
  • Provide and coordinate patient care.
  • Observing and recording patient behavior.
  • Provide emotional support and advice to the patient and their families.
  • Administering treatments and medications.
  • Performing physical exams and health histories.
  • Supervise CNA's and LPN's.

Job Setting

Registered Nurses work in all health care settings like hospitals, nursing homes, physicians' offices. They can also work in the military and in schools or correctional centers.

Education Requirements

There's many education paths you can take to become a registered nurse. To become a RN, your education can range from a diploma to getting a bachelor's degree. Diploma programs are offered at hospitals but only last three years. Having an associate's will have you go through two years of school, typically at a community college and a bachelor's at an university which takes up four years of schooling. After graduating from the nursing program, you have to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination. (NCLEX-RN)

Colleges That Offer This Degree

  • University of Florida
  • East Carolina University
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Salary Range

In 2014, the median pay for registered nurses was $32.04 per hour and $66,640 per year.

Expected Growth of R.N.

Registered Nurses have a very big role in the nursing industry. They're known as the front line and backbone of the health care system. The need for them is growing.
Registered Nurse (Episode 39)