Registered Nursing (RN) requires a large knowledge base used to assess and coordinate patient care, and educate patients in a way that promotes good health, prevents disease, and helps patients cope with their medical problems. Additionally, RNs provide guidance and emotional support to patients and their family members throughout their treatment.
RN Job Description
On a day-to-day basis, registered nurses typically record patients’ medical histories and symptoms, help perform tests and analyze results, consult with doctors and other healthcare professionals, observe patients, administer medication and other treatments, operate and monitor medical equipment and teach patients and their families how to manage their illnesses or injuries, among other tasks.
Some RNs even oversee licensed practical nurses, nursing aides, and home care aides. Some may work to promote general health by educating the public; they may organize general health screenings or clinics, blood drives, or other public health outreach programs.
Registered nurses can work in a variety of environments: hospitals, physician’s offices, home healthcare services, and nursing homes. Additionally, RNs may also work in correctional facilities, summer camps, schools and with the military.
CNI College Nursing School
CNI College’s Associates Degree in Nursing Program is approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). By attending CNI’s Nursing School, graduates will be prepared for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse. Passage of the NCLEX-RN exam is required for licensure and employment as a Registered Nurse.
CNI’s ADN program is offered in residence and on-line distance learning capacities, and is designed to prepare safe and competent registered nurses who are able to provide quality and culturally appropriate nursing care to the patients, families, and communities they serve.
The Associates Degree in Nursing Program takes just under two years to complete; actual program length may vary depending on schedule. If you’ve always dreamed of working as an RN, there is no time like today to jumpstart your education and CNI College can help!
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