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Registered Nurse

Registered nurses treat patients, record patients’ medical histories and symptoms, perform diagnostic tests, and assist with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. Registered nurses administer care to ill, injured, convalescent or disabled patients and may advise patients on health issues and disease prevention. Many registered nurses may specialize in a particular work setting or type of treatment.

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Work Conditions

Most registered nurses work in clean, well-lit healthcare facilities. They may also administer care in patients’ homes or other locations in the community. Registered nurses spend a lot of time standing, walking and bending. Because patients in hospitals and nursing care facilities need 24-hour care, registered nurses may work unusual hours, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur primarily because of technological advancements, permitting a greater number of health problems to be treated; an increased emphasis on preventive care; and the large, aging baby boomer population who will demand more healthcare services as they live longer and more active lives than previous generations.


For information on wages, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career information courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.



Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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