(RN) Registered Nurse

Description of the Career

What do Registered Nurses do?
-Registered nurses (Rns) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Required Skills

What skills/abilitites will a person need to perform in this career?
-To be a Registered Nurse you will have to have great people skills, good communication, the ability to answer questions and give advice, care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment.

Why are these particular skills required? How are they utilized?
-These particular skills are required because some patients are in very bad condition, and really need help and you need all of these skills. They are utilized by just helping our patients and talking to them.

Educational Requirements

What courses need to be taken?
-Basic Nutrition     
-Human Anatomy (structure of the body)
-Physiology (how the body functions)
-Human Development
-Microbiology (germs)
-Nursing Science
-Pharmacology (drugs and medicines)

How long is the program of study?
-2 year associates degree programs or 4 year bachelor's degree programs in nursing to gain training in this field; less commonly available are 3 year diploma programs held at hospitals.

The best college to become a Registered Nurse is at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Salary Expectations

How much money can you expect to earn from this career when you first start out?
-$43, 410 is around how much you will make your first year as a registered nurse.

How much money can you expect to earn from this career after you have been doing it for several years?
-It could be more than $92,240 per year after a few years into the job.

Future Outlook

How hard will it be for someone to get a job in your chosen career?
-It's not that hard to find a job as being a Registered Nurse, only if you have had experience as being in the medical field.

How many of these jobs are there in the United States?
-2,711,500 jobs have been in the US in 2012

Does this career have long future, or does it have the possibility of dying away, why or why not?
-No, this career does not have a chance of dying away because there will always be a need for medical help for the public. People are always getting sick or hurt and need medical attention.


What are some specific reasons why this particular career might appeal to someone?
-Some reasons why the particular career might appeal to someone is if that person likes to help people when they are sick or hurt. Not everyone is interested in the medical field because of the things they see on a daily basis.

Similar Careers

If someone wanted to use the same skills and do similar work, but couldn't find work in your chosen career, what are some similar career options they could explore?


Why you picked this career to explore?

What about it interested you?
-It interested me because both of my Aunt's do it and I have always wanted to go into this field.

What makes you think you either would or wouldn't be a good fit for this career?
-I think I would be a great fit for this career because I like talking to people and I love helping people. I do have the patience and care to help others in need.

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