Registered nurses assess patient health problems and needs, they develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Registered nurses administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. They may also advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
Registered nurses work in various settings including nursing and residential care facilities, hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician’s offices.
All registered nurses are required to have a license or registration. Some jobs also require completion of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.