Interprofessional Health Professions Collaboration

Registered Nurse

Required Education & Licensure

Bachelor’s degree and a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exam.

What do they do?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states registered nursess record patients' medical histories and symptoms, administer patients’ medicines and treatments, set up plans for patients’ care or contribute to existing plans, observe patients and record observations, consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals, operate and monitor medical equipment, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries, and explain what to do at home after treatment.  See program description at Armstrong Nursing.

Where do they work?

Hospitals, physician offices, home health care

Professional Associations

Salary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the median annual wage for registered nurses was $65,470 in May 2012.