REGISTERED NURSE

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Charge Nurse, Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Public Health Nurse (PHN), Registered Nurse (RN), School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)

JOB TASKS

  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.

  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.

  • Record patients’ medical information and vital signs.

  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions.

  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $36.22/hr. – $75,330 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 175,900

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED, bachelor’s degree

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