What does a Graduate Registered Nurse do?
Registered nurses (RNs) assess and evaluate patient conditions, and then plan, implement, provide, and document patient care in a manner that follows professional nursing standards and outlined practices. RNs usually do all of this in conjuction with doctors, nursing assistants, and other healthcare professionals. RNs oftentimes have a specialty; common specialties include labor and delivery, oncology, critical care, medical-surgical, and much more. Most RNs work in state, local, or private hospitals.
RNs need to have graduated from an accredited nursing program, typically obtaining a Bachelor's degree in nursing, and possess a license in the state they want to work in. To become licensed, they must take and pass the NCLEX-RN, which is the national licensing exam, and complete any additional licensure requirements, as determined by the state of practice. The best RNs are compassionate, observant, and detail oriented.
Graduate Registered Nurse Salaries
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Graduate Registered Nurse Career Path
Learn how to become a Graduate Registered Nurse, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Graduate Registered Nurse Insights
“The care staff is exceptional and I feel very good about the care we deliver to our residents.”
“You see so many pts that you see everything so it’s an awesome learning experience but definitely can be overwhelming”
“Company will not fold; you may enjoy working with Soldiers and veterans; pay is good”
“Nice place to work when you want to work and have a nice place to go to”
“I have a great team I love to work with and I can’t really complain about that”
“Working somewhere you feel supported and appreciated as a person diem employee is a great feeling”
“The compensation was decent but the mileage reimbursement arrangements for PRN were not the best.”
“It is flexible hours job.You work when you want to do it .There are nice staff.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a graduate registered nurse
When working as a graduate registered nurse, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Critical Thinking, Associate of Science, Portable, Effective Communication, and Diagnosis.
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