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RN Job Overview

Registered nurses are a vital part of the foundation of any healthcare facility. They work under doctors and provide basic medical care, such as treating injuries and illnesses. On any given day, a registered nurse might:

  • Accurately record a patient’s medical history and current health complaints.
  • Administer treatments and medicine.
  • Monitor patients, observe patient progress, and communicate their findings to the patients’ doctors.
  • Provide emotional support for patients.
  • Educate patients on healthy practices and how to continue treatment at home.

Some registered nurses choose to pursue a certain specialty. For example, they may become a diabetes nurse, a neonatology nurse, or a dialysis nurse.

RN Job Education Requirements

Before a nurse can obtain a license, he or she must have the proper education. While the educational paths to becoming a registered nurse vary, all education programs include lessons in anatomy, chemistry, nutrition, psychology and several other vital health-related areas. A registered nurse may embark on a career with an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, or a certificate from a nursing program.

It is not uncommon for nurses to start out with an associate’s degree in nursing and work while studying to obtain a bachelor’s of science in nursing. Some registered nurses even obtain a master’s degree.

Nurse candidates must also cultivate certain personality traits, such as attention to detail, compassion, and good spoken communication skills.

RN Job Market

There are abundant job opportunities for RNs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the number of registered nurses in the country will grow almost 20 percent between 2012 and 2022, a rate that is faster than the average across all occupations. The richness of openings is due in part to the aging population.

However, it is not just geriatric nurses that have plenty of options for employment. The healthcare industry needs competent nurses in every sector, from hospitals to small clinics and for every specialty.

RN job seekers with a bachelor’s degree are highly desirable to employers, especially if they have a few years of work experience to complement their education.

RN Job Salary Information

Registered nurses make a good hourly wage, enough for a comfortable lifestyle. The average pay per hour is slightly over $30, and the median annual wage is $65,000. The top 10 percent of earners make roughly $95,000.

Working as a registered nurse involves shift work, and sometimes the work environment is stressful. However, for people who are passionate about helping others become healthy, it is a rewarding and worthwhile profession.


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Homecare RN M-F 8-5 Triage RN 12 hour (72 hour block Day Shift) LMSW/LBSW Social Worker M-F 8-5 Homecare and In Patient Center Hospice Aides, C.N.A. (New Payscale) 12 hour shifts Day and Night M-F 8-5 Qualified Candidates must be licensed by Texas Board of Nursing and have minimum of 2 years RN experience in med-surg or geriatrics; or 5 years clinical nursing experience in geriatrics or med-surg. ...
FT LPN/RN 3-11:30pm M-F PT LPN/RN 11pm-7:30am Alternating Sat&Sun PRN LPN/RN CNA-Baylor FT Occupational Therapist Admissions- must be LPN/RN, available to take call, verify insurances, and make clinical decisions on referrals Case Manager- BA in Social Work or sufficient experience and background in Social Work in a health care setting working directly with individuals Apply at 9848 SW 110...
R.N. PM SHIFT SUPERVISOR Karmenta Center is looking for a motivated and organized individual to provide guidance and leadership to the nursing staff during PM shift Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current Wisconsin Licensure. Minimum of 3 years full-time or equivalent clinical experience in long term care. Health Benefits available upon hire Apply in person, mail or...
Operating Room Staff – RN – Nurse – Perioperative Operating Room Staff Registered Nurse, RN Boston, MA Metro Area $30.00 - $48.00/hr Here's an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Operating Room Staff RN to work at a highly respected hospital located in the Boston metro area Operating Room Staff RN Hiring for full-time, permanent positions in the Operating Room Con...
EASTAR HEALTH SYSTEM Eastar Home Health Systems is seeking the following positions: RN SIGN ON BONUS plus added incentives for 7p-7a RN-ER, RN-Medial/Surgical Other RN Positions available. Clinical Recruitment Coordinator Med Tech/MLT Child Development-Teacher Please apply online at www.eastarhealth.com and visit our careers site EASTAR Health System, is very proud to announce a partner...
Fresenius Medical Center Lacey, WA
Description Lead, inspire, motivate and develop a team of strong, versatile performers. Brighten prospects for patients as well as your career. Help others, and enhance your potential for success with a premier healthcare organization. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical Care North America. Use your passion for excellence to drive positive change-one patient at a ti...
Delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation in coordination with other health team members. Effectively interacts with the patient, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining high standards of professional nursing. Provides high quality care to the following patient populations: Geriatric, Me...
Position Summary: In following the mission, vision and values of Tenet, the RN provides high quality, safe, cost effective, total nursing care to all patients utilizing the nursing process. The RN assumes responsibility for overall coordination and integration of patient care based on need of the patient and family members. The RN directs care according to established standards of safety, risk man...
Staff RN, ICU, RN, .9 fte Job Number: 0115-R-4138 Category: Nursing (RN,LPN) Department: Telemetry/ICU - Critical Care Description: Highline Medical Center has an opening for a full-time experienced RN on our Intensive Care Unit. This is a 72 hours per pay period positions working night shift 1900-0730, with an every other weekend rotation. Job Summary: This job is responsible for direct...
Staff RN, Telemetry, RN, .9 fte Job Number: 0115-R-4140 Category: Nursing (RN,LPN) Department: Telemetry/ICU - Critical Care Description: Highline Medical Center has an opening for an experienced Registered Nurse on our Telemetry Unit. This is a day shift, 72 hours per pay period position, working 1900-0730 with rotating weekends. Job Summary: This job is responsible for directing and co...
The RN position provides each Elder with routine daily nursing care and other desired services in accordance with the Elder’s assessment, choices and care plan. Each RN is assigned to a primary household of 16 Elders. The RN works closely with the Household Coordinator and RN Manager to manage the day to day functions. Required Skills Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Registered Nurse...
Category : Home Care Location/City : GA - Norcross Id : 10599 Come Grow with us! Due to continued growth and expansion of services PruittHealth Home Health of Atlanta is seeking RN Case Managers-Full Time, Part Time, PRN and On Call-Weekends to join our team of talented Home Health Care professionals serving patients in the Metro Atlanta area. We will Train experienced RN's that are looking...
Position Summary: The Registered Nurse will assume responsibility and accountability for patient care for patients received in the Cardiac Cath and Special Procedures Labs. The RN will utilize the nursing process in the provision of care and will practice within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adhere to polices, procedures, and standards of Conway Regional Medical ...
Supplemental Health Care Cleveland, OH
Description: We are partnered with a renowned hospital in Dayton, OH and looking to fill immediate ER RN needs. Various day shift options available. Must have minimum 2 years recent ER experience. Long term contracts with possibility of extensions and competitive compensation packages! Call the Cleveland nursing team for immediate consideration! 1-877-907-0400 Email your resume to ClevelandN...
Supplemental Health Care Orlando, FL
Description: Supplemental is seeking multiple Registered Nurses for a children's hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Completion bonus for successful contract completion! PICU who will need to float as needed to NICU/CVICU/PEDS ER Hospital 12's 13 weeks Will consider a 36/48 hour bi weekly schedule...
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 ...
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...
Supplemental Health Care Federal Way, WA
Description: Get paid by the hour not visit. We are seeking an experienced registered nurse with home health experience who is seeking new opportunities here in the Pierce County area. Please call Mitzi at 866-835-8091, 253-835-8091 or *****. Are you sick of driving to Seattle for work? We have opportunities right here in the Puyallup/Tacoma area. The ideal candidate ...
Cambridge Place Houston, TX
Job Description: A Place You can call home ... Cambridge Place Cambridge Place provides resident directed care and respects resident choices. Our residents enjoy a clean, sociable and comfortable environment. If you honor this type of environment then Cambridge Place may be the right fit for you in making your next career move. We have active employee appreciation programs and our caregivers int...

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