Registered nurses (RNs) are responsible for providing patient care, education, and support to patients and their families. Some specific duties of an RN may include:
- Assessing and evaluating patients’ health status, including their physical and emotional needs
- Developing and implementing nursing care plans based on patients’ needs
- Administering medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician
- Monitoring patients’ vital signs and other important medical information
- Performing diagnostic tests and interpreting results
- Providing patient education on health conditions and treatment options
- Collaborating with other healthcare professionals to coordinate and provide patient care
- Maintaining accurate and complete patient medical records
- Providing emotional support and comfort to patients and their families
Registered nurses (RNs) are the most common type of nursing position, and they play a vital role in the healthcare system. RNs are responsible for providing patient care, education, and support to patients and their families. They may work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, schools, and patient homes.
RNs are required to have at least an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) in order to become licensed. They may also choose to further their education and training by becoming an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) or a clinical nurse specialist (CNS). These advanced nursing roles require additional education and training, and they may involve specialized knowledge and skills in a particular area of nursing practice.
If you are a CNA nurse and looking to become a RN, see our guide here.