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Registered Nurse (R.N.)
Registered Nurses (R.N.s) care for people who are ill or injured, work to promote health, prevent disease, help the patient and their family cope with illness. RNs are concerned with the "whole person" providing for physical, mental, and emotional needs of their patients. The variety of RNs' jobs are determined by their place of work and nursing specialty. Professional nursing blends a scientific mind, technological know-how, compassionate heart, and healing hands. RNs work under doctor's orders to develop and coordinate the patient's plan of care with all health team members, provide direct nursing care, and supervise nursing staff. Having a registered nursing license is a "gold card" to work anywhere: hospitals, clinics, doctor's office, long term care facilities, schools, hospice, military service, occupational settings, health-related industries, health and wellness centers, home health care agencies, public health agencies, community health settings, research, publishing, sales, manufacturing - places to work continue to expand. RNs must complete a 2 year or 4 year nursing program and pass a licensure exam. RNs can take graduate programs to become a clinical nurse specialist, nurse educator, nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, or nurse administrator. In Minnesota, the median wage is $69,326 annually.
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