Registered Nurse

By: Megan Hanes

Job Description

RN's work as part of a team with physicians, other nurses, and healthcare professionals. They provide care, monitor health conditions, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, and advise patients and their families on illness, care, and continued care after a hospital stay.

Education Required

An RN must have a bachelor's of science in nursing, an associate's degree in nursing, or must have graduated from an accredited and approved nursing program.

Colleges That Offer The Degree

Duke University

Averett University

East Carolina University

Average Salary

They normally have an average salary of $66,640. This can change due to location or education and experience.

Expected Growth

RN's continue to be in high demand across the country. 19% more nursing positions are set to open up by the end of the decade which will be around 535,000 new positions.
A Day as a Registered Nurse