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Registered Nurse (RN)

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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A registered nurse provides quality patient care. Their responsible for collecting patients' medical history, as well as handling wound care and medications and education on treatment plans. Registered Nurses work with the Nurse supervisors and physicians. 

Education and Experience

An aspiring registered nurse must have either an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) or may chose to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). An ADN an be earned through community and vocational colleges. This process usually takes up to three years. A BSN is usually offered at universities and colleges and takes four years to get.

To practice as a registered nurse, a license is required. For more information and how to apply for this license, visit the California Board of Registered Nursing.

As a registered nurse, you will improve your patients lives and well-being with quality care.

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