Job Description: Registered Nurses are the largest group of professionals in the healthcare system. Nurses hold 2 or 4 year degrees and are licensed through the NCLEX exam.
Nurses are responsible for assessing and noting changes in your patients status and reporting any abnormal changes or findings. They collaborate with the health care team (doctors, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, etc.) to meet the needs of their patients. Nurses also administer medications and other treatments or procedures (IV placement, exercises, ect).
Nurses are the most common face on the health care team and the last line of defense in catching mistakes before there is harm to the patient.
Position Description: Nurses are found in every field of medicine and responsibilities vary depending on level of education: entry-level to Nurse Practitioner.