Nature of Work
Registered nurses (RN's) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Training, Qualifications and Advancement
Bachelor's degree. Advancements are Novice Nurse to Proficient Nurse to Expert Nurse to Mentor Nurse and then to Nurse Leader
The work environment for Registered Nurses work in Hospitals, Physician’s Offices, Home Healthcare services and nursing care facilities. Others work in facilities or serve in the Military.
16% (Much faster than average.) ncreased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.