Registered Nurses

on the job, registered nurses perform a variety of functions:

* they evaluate and record patient symptoms

* they help doctors during exams and surgeries

* they dress wounds and incisions

* they teach patients about self-care and healthy habits

* they do lab work

* they review patient treatment plans and measure progress

* they act as supervisor to some nurses

The first stop to becoming an RN is getting the proper training and degree. you can choose between an associate degree in nursing, bachelor's of science in nursing degree or nursing diploma. when you become a registered nurse, your primary responsibilities will involve caring for patients, but your specific job duties will vary depending on your employer and specilization. the average salary that a registered nurse has is $66,530 as of may 2009. when you first become a registered nurse your salary might be $43,970.

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