Registered Nurse (RN): Program Overview
Registered Nursing requires a large skillset consisting of information and experiential knowledge employed to assess, develop, and implement care plans to promote health. This often includes matters of disease prevention and coping with illness in that nurses observe patients to assess their condition by recording symptoms, reactions, and progress. This information then provides the basis for care planning and intervention. Registered Nurses are health educators and patient advocates. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sites Registered Nursing among the top ten occupations with the largest projected job growth. Employment of Registered Nurses is expected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is faster than the average for all U.S. occupations.