Registered Nurses

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Occupation Description

Registered nurses evaluate patient health issues and needs, cultivate and implement nursing care plans, and keep medical records. They oversee nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. They often advise patients on health care and disease avoidance or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists.

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Total Employees In 2010


Job Openings By 2025


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Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:
Associates of Science in Nursing

Required Work Experience


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