Registered Nurses

Registered Nurse (RN)

Registered Nurses provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members
Registered Nurse (RN)
Are you a compassionate person? Ever helped care for a sick friend or family member? The world needs you to become a registered nurse: A real life super hero!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Make a difference in people's lives every day, Work as part of a team, Learn a skill that will allow you to live and work anywhere in the world!

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Certified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR), Charge Nurse, Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Psychiatric RN (Psychiatric Registered Nurse), Relief Charge Nurse, School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Certified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR), Charge Nurse, Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Psychiatric RN (Psychiatric Registered Nurse), Relief Charge Nurse, School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse
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Your Typical Day:

  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
  • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry.
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
  • Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Immunize patients.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Psychology

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. 90/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 85/100

  • Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. 84/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 80/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 64/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 61/100

  • Therapy and Counseling

Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance. 61/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 57/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 55/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 53/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Peripherally inserted central catheters PICC
  • Medical or surgical suction or vacuum appliances
  • Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units
  • Endoscopic hemostatic balloons or needles or tubes or accessories
  • Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts
  • Glucose monitors or meters
  • Manual resuscitators
  • Reflex hammers or mallets
  • Diagnostic or interventional vascular catheters for general use
  • Enteral feeding administration sets
  • Electronic blood pressure units
  • Clinical incubators or infant warmers
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units
  • Hypodermic needle
  • Surgical drains or drain sets
  • Leg traction supplies
  • Intravenous or arterial tubing adapter or connector
  • Phacoemulsification or extrusion or vitrectomy equipment for ophthalmic surgery
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling blankets or drapes
  • Flow sensors or regulators or components
  • Infusion pump kits
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
  • Enteral feeding infusion pump tubing sets
  • Mobile medical services torso immobilizers
  • Ventilator accessories
  • Intubation laryngoscopes
  • Eye charts or vision cards
  • Arm traction supplies
  • Mobile medical services automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
  • Intermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB machines
  • Patient lifts
  • Cardiac pacemaker generators or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers CRT-P
  • Restraint vests and jackets
  • Gait belts for rehabilitation or therapy
  • Medical gas cylinders or related devices
  • Respiratory humidifiers or vaporizers
  • Pulse oximeter units
  • Vascular sequential compression devices or tubing
  • Tuberculin syringes
  • Medical head hoods
  • Respiratory manometer kits
  • Intravenous syringe infusion pumps
  • Hand or finger traction supplies
  • Hand held dopplers
  • Lancets
  • Non invasive continuous positive air pressure machines
  • Clinical hydraulic lifts
  • Arterial blood gas monitors
  • Spirometers
  • Medication or pill dispensers
  • Intraaortic balloon pumps
  • Vascular or compression apparel or support
  • Intracranial pressure ICP monitoring units
  • Perfusion oxygen or hematocrit saturation monitors
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Endoscopic or surgical light sources
  • Colposcopes or vaginoscopes
  • Head or neck traction supplies
  • Mobile resuscitator or aspirator kits
  • Medical acoustic stethoscopes
  • Non invasive bi level machines
  • Electronic encyclopedias
  • Intravenous or arterial extension tubing
  • Continuous passive motion CPM devices
  • Extremity restraints
  • Autotransfusion units
  • Gastric decompression tubes
  • Cervical collars or neck braces
  • Patient bed or table scales for general use
  • Enema kits
  • Endotracheal tubes
  • Surgical needle holders
  • Benchtop centrifuges
  • Vaginal exam speculas
  • Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines
  • Holter or wearable EKG monitoring systems or accessories
  • Sputum collection apparatus or containers
  • Surgical suction machine or vacuum extractor or ultrasonic surgical aspirator
  • Radio frequency transmitters or receivers
  • Medical or surgical suction sets or kits
  • Patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps
  • Multiparameter vital sign units
  • Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits
  • Vision testing stereoscopes
  • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
  • Restraint straps or buckles or supplies
  • Spill kits
  • Hemodialysis dialyzer reprocessing systems
  • Urinary catheterization kits
  • Tracheostomy accessories
  • Anesthesia nerve block kit or tray
  • Intravenous infusion pump analyzers or sensors
  • Pelvis or back traction supplies
  • Lap mayo trays or mayo stands for surgical use
  • Walkers or rollators
  • Sexual assault determination kits
  • Urological procedure trays or packs or kits
  • Clinical trapeze bars
  • Ultraviolet UV lamps
  • Heating or drying equipment or accessories
  • Surgical retractors
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
  • Suture removal kits or trays or packs or sets
  • Blood warming or transfusion systems
  • Orthopedic splint systems
  • Patient motion sensors or alarms
  • Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units
  • Patient care beds for general use
  • Respiratory aspirator products
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopes or gastroduodenoscopes or gastroscopes
  • Urinalysis analyzers
  • Sigmoidoscopes
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
  • Orthopedic traction hardware or weights
  • Colonoscopes
  • Personal computers
  • Mobile medical services head immobilizers
  • Medical syringes without needle
  • Skin staple removers or kits
  • Oxygen therapy delivery system products
  • Medical nasal cannulas
  • Electrocardiography EKG transmitters or telemetry devices
  • Lower extremity prosthetic devices
  • Audiometers
  • Canes
  • Arterial line catheters
  • Apnea monitors
  • Surgical drapes
  • Nasogastric tubes
  • Electrocardiography EKG units
  • Blood collection needles
  • Upper extremity prosthetic devices
  • Crutches
  • Nebulizers
  • Medical tuning forks
  • Notebook computers
  • Mobile medical services spine boards
  • Intubation stylets
  • Tourniquets
  • Laser printers
  • Suture needles
  • Umbilical catheters
  • Urinalysis test strips
  • Tablet computers
  • Binocular light compound microscopes
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