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.Bright Outlook: YesGreen Occupation: No
Currently Employed: 55,950Yearly Projected Openings: 2,030Typical Hourly Wage: $27.57 - $41.42Typical Annual Salary: $57,300 - $86,200Job Count: 1849
Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics.Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems.Conduct specified laboratory tests.Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.Consult with institutions or associations regarding issues or concerns relevant to the practice and profession of nursing.Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.Engage in research activities related to nursing.Hand items to surgeons during operations.Inform physician of patient's condition during anesthesia.Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.Observe nurses and visit patients to ensure proper nursing care.Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.Perform administrative or managerial functions, such as taking responsibility for a unit's staff, budget, planning, or long-range goals.Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers.Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.Prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices, or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry.Provide or arrange for training or instruction of auxiliary personnel or students.Record patients' medical information and vital signs.Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.Work with individuals, groups, or families to plan or implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities.
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