Career as a Registered Nurse

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Registered nurses (RNs) are highly respected professionals that form the backbone of healthcare. Without a strong workforce of RNs, the daily operations of healthcare would quickly grind to a halt.

Few careers offer such challenging, yet rewarding work. Every time RNs go to work, they make a difference in people's lives – or even save lives – of newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between. As key members of the healthcare team, they perform a wide variety of tasks, such as administer medications, assist with surgery, help people cope with long-term illness, and provide health education. They also take care of patients in their homes as they recover from illness, surgery, or accidents.

RNs power the healthcare system, ensuring that the many details involved in patient care flow smoothly. This includes much more than direct patient care, and RNs are not confined to the bedside. Today's RNs handle case management, conduct clinical research, and teach in nursing programs. They also influence legislation, establish new healthcare delivery systems, write and publish, and participate on boards of directors. They often supervise licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nursing assistants. Learn about this exciting career today!

Career as a Registered Nurse