Registered Nurse

Health Sciences

Do you like helping people stay healthy?
Interested in medicine?

Become a REGISTERED NURSE.

What is it?

A Registered Nurse (RN) works side-by-side doctors, physicians and health professionals, administering health care to patients in hospitals, out-patient clinics, nursing homes or physicians’ offices. RNs often oversee CNA’s, licensed practical nurses, or other less experienced RN’s. Registered nurses are in high demand and earn higher wages due to their experience and bachelor’s degree.

What will I do?

RNs perform similar administrative tasks as doctors or physicians like collecting health data, reviewing medication instructions, or checking-out of a hospital. RN’s might also assist surgeons during operations or hospital procedures.

Can lead you to these jobs:

  • Medical Technologist
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Registered Nurse

Important characteristics for this job include:

  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Reliability
  • Flexible
  • Compassion
  • Good at math and science

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Registered Nurse

Employment Stats in Lake County

EDUCATION LEVEL NEEDED

Bachelor’s Degree

MEDIAN
SALARY

JOB GROWTH
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

%

JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

Source – Emsi, 2019

Interested in pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check with your local high school to see if they offer a Registered Nurse program. You can also register for the Nurse Assistant programs offered by the Tech Campus.

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Training grants are available to assist you with tuition or financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Nursing programs offered by the College of Lake County.

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