Nurse smiling and reassuring a female patient in a hospital room

Registered Nurses 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.

Sample of reported job titles: Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing (DON), Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Public Health Nurse (PHN), Registered Nurse (RN), School Nurse, Staff Nurse, Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $26.07 (+13% from 2015)
  • 2,591 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 11%
  • Retirement Risk: 27% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 10% of Local Employees are Male

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
5 5 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.