Registered Nurse (RN) Career Information

Written by NS StaffJuly 15, 2011
RN Career

Have you always wanted to be a nurse, but you are unsure of what you want to specialize in? Or are you an aspiring nursing professional who doesn't want to be tied down to one specialty because of your interest in many fields? If either of those questions applied to you, consider earning a registered nurse's license. As a registered nurse you will be able to manage the medical care of patients, oversee the work of certified nurse assistants and licensed practical nurses, and perform direct patient care. Registered nurses have a huge impact on patients' lives as well as the work flow of other nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health institutions.

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A nursing professional must earn your license by completing an associate's degree or bachelor's degree program at a trade school, community college, or university. Some hospitals even offer RN courses to people who already have a bachelor's degree. It is important to be aware that many states offer a different type of licensing to students with associate's degrees than bachelor's degrees.

Choose a school below and start your career as a registered nurse today!