Registered Nurses

Judy Wiebe

What are their working conditions and what do they do?

Registered nurses care for their patients, inform them about health conditions, and support the patients by giving them advice. They can work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, nursing homes, correctional facilities, schools, camps, and with the military.

What education and training do they need?

Registered nurses can have a bachelor's degree in nursing, an associate's degree in nursing, or an approved diploma from nursing classes.

What do they make and what are their prospects?

A nurse makes an average $64,690 in one year, or $31.10 hourly. It is difficult in some places to find enough registered nurses, so opportunities for this job are good.