Registered Nurse Job OverviewRegistered nurses are medical professionals who provide care in a variety of settings, including emergency rooms, doctors' offices, and clinical facilities. They work with patients daily, treating their acute injuries, as well as managing chronic conditions. Nurses provide integral support for doctors in administering treatments in offices and hospitals and in assisting with billing and patient instruction for follow-up visits and after care. This is a demanding but rewarding career for those who want to dedicate their lives to helping others at a time when they need it most.
Registered Nurse Job Education RequirementsAn associate's degree, bachelor's degree or diploma from an accredited program, as well as successful completion of several licensing exams, is necessary to become a registered nurse. State healthcare laws may also require candidates to log an amount of hours in a hospital or other healthcare center under the supervision of fully licensed nurses. These hours help refine skill sets and test book knowledge with real-world application of techniques. Registered nurses may also need to regularly attend several continuing education courses to keep up with the latest approved medical procedures.
Registered Nurse Job MarketThe Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the job market for registered general nurses, to grow "faster than average" compared to other industries. An aging population in the United States and an increase in emergency room care are just some of the contributing factors for this increased demand. Federal research indicates that 61 percent of all registered nurses work in hospital settings, as of the latest reporting year. In total, the U.S. healthcare industry employs more than 2.7 million RNs, as of 2013.
Nurses employed by facilities that don't give 24-hour care are more likely to work full-time than those working in emergency rooms or hospitals with round-the-clock patients. The latest data from the Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections shows that one in five nurses works part-time.
Registered Nurse Job Salary InformationAs of 2013, the mean annual wage for registered nurses is $68,910 with a mean hourly wage of $33.13. Nurses working in general medical and surgical hospitals earned the highest annual mean wages compared to all other groups at $70,590. These locations also use the highest percentage of registered nurses in the country -- over 29 percent. Nursing care facilities employed the lowest percentage of registered nurses at just over 8 percent.
Company Confidential Wilkes Barre, PA, 18711
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RN – Nurse – Labor & Delivery Staff – Women’s Services Labor & Delivery Staff Registered Nurse, RN Richmond Metro Area Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced nurse to work as a Labor and Delivery Staff RN at a highly respected hospital located in the Richmond metro area. This hospital has a growing census in their Women’s Services department and are in need of ...
Millennium Home Care is seeking the following Home Health Staff: RN, Psych RN, PT, OT, ST and HHA in: Venice, Port Charlotte, Ft. Myers and Naples (Sarasota, Charlotte, Desoto, Lee and Collier Counties) Experience in Home Health is required. Fax resume to confidential fax line: 1-855-683-4350 or call 1-941-202-9309 for further questions. Our Mission Statement: Millennium Home Care is commit...
RN, REGISTERED NURSE EDUCATOR-TWO OPPORTUNITIES –TO $95K! FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE, SENSATIONAL BENEFITS! TWO NEW ROLES WITH EXTENDED GROWTH! When do you get the opportunity where your clinical knowledge and masterful teaching ability truly is appreciated? Now! These roles will make certain that your skills are used to the max! These two new positions are designed to make certain that the nursing and ...
Title: OR RNand Maternal Child RN's Location: New Mexico Area Description: This is a great small town area, with lots of history and architecture. Here you will find great mountain views, close to all the big city highlights. Culture abounds here, Outdoor activities are abundant in and around the community. Three major ski areas are within driving distance. Cross-country skiing, hunting, fish...
Now Hiring MDS/ Assessment Nurse LPN/RN M-F Experience Preferred LPN/RN M-F Admissions Nurse Apply at: 1701 Polk St. Houma 985-851-2307 www.heritage manorhouma.com...
Unique Opportunity for a Registered Nurse with a Home Health Leader - Become A Senior Advocate! Mederi Caretenders is a proud member of Almost Family, a leading provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services. Our Senior Advocacy Mission raises the bar with programs designed to achieve better outcomes for our patients. For over 30 years, we have developed a culture tha...
Our small, rural, long term care facility is seeking a RN/RN Supervisor. This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. This position includes every other weekend and every other holiday. Qualifications: Current Minnesota RN Licensure Skills and Abilities: Good communication skills Enjoy working with the elderly Knowledge of Matrix a plus Contact Information: Kass Bailey Phone: (507) 71...
JOB SUMMARY: The Care Coordinator, in collaboration with specialty medical providers, performs case management and direct patient care to assigned patients. This includes point of care procedures, ongoing patient, family and staff education and coordination with outside community agencies. The Coordinator facilitates effective functionality of clinic operations, actively participates in Quality Ma...
Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net, through its subsidiaries, provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.4 million individuals across the country through group, individ...
Soliant Jacksonville, FL
Are there any pediatric nurses looking to go to the Sunshine state? I am looking for an Pediatric Operating Room Nurse to work 8 hour days with some call. This is a pediatric hospital located in Jacksonville. I also need a Level III NICU Nurse. We had shifts available for days or nights. This hospital will consider nurses in the process of obtaining a Florida license. We are hoping to get these n...
KPG Healthcare, LLC. Las Vegas, NV
RAPID RESPONSE! TEN travelers needed ASAP for Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for a Float Pool. What that means is they must be willing to float to ALL of the following areas: ED (4:1/High Acuity exp req'd), ICU (2:1, High Acuity exp req'd), IMC (4-5:1, Vents and drips req'd) and M/S (6-7:1). Requirements are as follows: BLS, ACLS and PALS Minimum 3 (preferably 4) years RN experience (bas...
Supplemental Health Care Liberty Lake, WA
Description: Are you ready to take control of your work schedule? We have the opportunity for you. We are seeking registered nurses for local and travel assignments here in Seahawk country. Please call Mitzi Creed for the details at 866-835-8091, 253-835-8091 or *****. SHC has opportunities in WA for home health experienced registered nurses. Just one of many benefits...
DaVita Minneapolis, MN, 55415
Improve lives, form lasting relationships and have fun at work. "In the Village, you're part of a community that takes care of everybody. It's like a circle of care. We provide excellence in customer service, and we keep it fun through teamwork. - Kay A. What you do is vitally important to DaVita and makes an exceptional difference in the lives of our patients and their families. As part of our ...
Sutter Health Roseville, CA, 95661
On any given day, Sutter Care at Home (SCAH) touches the lives of thousands of individuals by bringing health care directly to our patient's home - where most people chose to receive their care. Sutter Care at Home is one of the largest not-for-profit home health care and hospice agencies in Northern California. Founded in 1906, SCAH is committed to compassion and excellence through home health c...
DaVita, Inc. Southgate, MI
Description We love our patients. We think you will, too. Excel as the superior nurse, mentor and clinical expert you are-and have a dramatic impact on the lives of our patients and their families. In this vital role, you will coordinate ESRD patient care and services (trend lab values, track metrics on vital signs, weight, outcome management, etc.). You will provide the highest level of care to...
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego San Diego, CA, 92140
This is a Casual position with an anticipated assignment end date of 6 months from the date of hire. JOB SUMMARY: The Care Coordinator, in collaboration with specialty medical providers, performs case management and direct patient care to assigned patients. This includes point of care procedures, ongoing patient, family and staff education and coordination with outside community agencies. The Coor...
DaVita, Inc. Siren, WI
Description Award-winning training. Nurses who lead. Make the most of your leadership skills to help patients live better lives. In this vital front-line role at an outpatient clinic or hospital unit, you will oversee all aspects of its operation. You will supervise direct patient care, perform patient assessment; develop and administer dialysis plans; analyze patient data; and administer medica...
Marten Transport Hato Arriba, PR
Come work for RN Network We are seeking a qualified OR RN to work in the Operating Room/Perioperative unit! OR Nurses offer the skills needed to provide surgical patient care by assessing, planning, and implementing the nursing care patients receive before, during and after surgery. These activities include patient assessment, creating and maintaining a sterile and safe surgical environment, pre a...
Supplemental Health Care Federal Way, WA
Description: Get paid by the hour not visit! We are seeking experienced registered nurses to join our full time team of healthcare professionals here in the great Northwest. Please call Mitzi Creed at 866-835-8091, 253-835-8091 or *****. Do you have at least one year of home health experience, live North of Seattle, or South of Seattle? We also have needs in the Kirkl...
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Registered Nurse (RN)
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Registered Nurse (RN)
Promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; supervising assigned team members.
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Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
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