Registered Nurse Career
Registered nurses are currently the largest healthcare-related occupation. At least 2.6 million people in the U.S. are nurses who treat patients, provide education regarding medical conditions, and provide emotional support and advice to family members of patients.
Nurses are responsible for recording the symptoms and medical histories of patients, assisting with diagnostic tests and analysis, operating medical machinery, administering medications and treatment, and helping with the rehabilitation and follow-up care of patients.
In the course of patient care, they establish or contribute to a care plan. Specific duties are usually determined by the patient population or work setting in which the nurse specializes.