Registered Nurses

Registered Nurses are theses well qualified nurses, who are specialized through education and training for offering all levels of nursing cares and administration of medication under the supervision of a physician. They are also important member of any health care team and practice in nursing process together with other health care professionals in different types of health care settings, be it a hospital, nursing homes or long term care facility.

These nursing professionals are graduates from a diploma school, associated degree, or baccalaureate program and, certified and licensed by appropriate state licensing and certifying authority. Though, best option for becoming a RN is to earn an associate’s degree for practicing as a nursing aides or licensed practical nurses and after few years working experience, enroll for accredited BS in nursing program to become a RN. In addition to availing accredited BS degree, they are also required to pass NCPLEX examination, which can offer them a certification and Title as certified or registered nurse.

The basic education training program curriculum for Registered Nurses includes learning on:

  • Psychology
  • Nursing Concepts
  • Chemistry
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Maternal/Child Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Medical Ethics
  • Research in Nursing
  • Microbiology

The passing of licensing exam and certification allows them to practice in various health care settings for executing various nursing care duties and responsibilities, which includes:

  • Counsel patients and public about medical conditions.
  • Provide nursing cares
  • Offer emotional and moral support to patients and their family members alike.
  • Administer medications under the supervision of the physician
  • Supervise the work of CNAs, LPNs, orderlies
  • Chart out health care plans
  • Keep records of ailment symptoms and progress
  • Apprise physician about the condition of the patient.

Many RNs also specialize in a specific specialty through advanced education by obtaining Master or Doctorates degree and can become Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse, APRN and so on.