What Registered Nurses Do

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What do registered nurses do for duties?

What Registered Nurses Do

Registered nurses (RNs):
*promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness.
*are health educators for patients, families, and communities.
*observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress in patients; assist physicians during surgeries, treatments, and examinations; administer medications; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation.
*may also develop and manage nursing care plans, instruct patients and their families in proper care, and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health.

***Taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition

   

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