Registered Nursing Facts

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Registered Nursing Facts

Registered nurses held about 2.3 million jobs in 2002 as the largest healthcare occupation. About 3 out of 5 jobs were in hospitals, in inpatient and outpatient departments. Other registered nurses worked in offices of physicians, nursing care facilities, home healthcare services, employment services, government agencies, and outpatient care centers. The remainder worked mostly in social assistance agencies and educational services, public and private. About 1 in 5 RNs worked part time.

   

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