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Weekly Career Profile: Registered Nurses

By February 20, 2013

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Registered nurses (RNs) administer immunizations, medications and first aid to patients. They take and make note of vital signs and record other medical information. RNs also advise and give emotional support to patients and their families. To become a registered nurse, you must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass a licensing exam. Those who enter this field should have a promising future. Nurses will experience job growth that is faster than the average for all occupations through 2020 and it is listed among occupations that are expected to have the most job openings during this decade.

Are you thinking of becoming a registered nurse? Learn more about this occupation by reading Registered Nurse: Career Information. Get some basic details, including more information about educational requirements. You will also find out about earnings and advancement opportunities. The best way to learn about any career is to talk to someone who currently works in it. Try to arrange an interview with a registered nurse. If you don't know one, perhaps someone in your network does.

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