Registered Nurses (RN) assume total responsibility for patient care. The RN assesses patient health problems and needs, develops and implements nursing care plans, and maintains medical records. The RN provides nursing care to all types of patients throughout their lives. The RN can be employed in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and a variety of other settings.
Registered Nurses will:
- Maintain accurate, detailed reports
- Administer medications and monitor patients
- Record patients' medical information and vital signs
- Monitor, record, report, and respond appropriately to changes in patients' conditions
- Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to asses, plan, or evaluate patient care plans
Course Length and Wage Potential
• 2 to 4 years depending on training provider and if attending full or part-time.
• Exam for licensure with National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Average wage: $18.57 - $39.22 per hour
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