Registered Nurse

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.

Pay & Position Type

  • Intermediate-Level
  • The median annual wage for registered nurses in the District of Columbia is $95,220.
  • The median hourly wage in the District of Columbia is $45.78

Job Outlook

In the District, employment for registered nurses has an estimated projected growth of 5% from 2020 to 2030. There will be about 620 projected annual job openings for registered nurses between 2020 and 2030.

I knew I wanted to be a nurse since high school. Human connection has always been important to me. I wanted a selfless, professional career that is rewarding for both the caregiver and patient. Nursing gives me the ability to care for others with compassion and empathy.