Registered Nurses


Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
Also called: Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing (DON), Registered Nurse (RN), Staff Nurse

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Business
  • customer service
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Epic Systems
  • MEDITECH software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
    Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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