By: Karsen Nelson


A registered nurse is a nurse that is certified by the state to study medicine.

Educational and Experience requirements

To become a nurse you usually need one of the three educations. These are bachelor of science degree in nursing, an associate's degree in nursing, or a diploma for an approved nursing program. The courses you need to take in college is anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. To get your BSN it usually takes up to 4 years to complete the whole program. If you're wanting to get your ADN or diploma it takes up to 2 or 3 years to complete these programs. These opportunities offer supervised clinical experiences.

The facility's RN's work at.

When you are a RN you are able to work at the facility's listed below:

  • physicians office
  • Hospital
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health care services
  • Military Nursing
  • Traveling Nursing

Job Outlook

In 2012 the job out look to become a nurse is 19% in a 10 year growth.

Approximate salary and wage.

The approximately annual median wage for a RN is 67,690 USD of May 2010
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