Registered Nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) must be trained and licensed to provide care for patients and assist physicians. If you're interested in this occupation, keep reading to learn more about educational requirements and career options.

Inside Registered Nursing

Individuals who are interested in medicine and health care may want to pursue careers as registered nurses (RNs). Registered nurses help physicians with basic healthcare procedures; they also educate patients, families and communities about health issues. For those who would like to pursue this career, college-level training is required. For more information about registered nursing, and to find out which path is right for you, read on.

Education Information

As the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) explains, there are three common educational paths for aspiring RNs. Students may choose to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, an associate's degree in nursing or a diploma (www.bls.gov). All three are enough to attain an entry-level position. However, those who would like to be promoted within the nursing industry should consider earning a bachelor's degree.

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