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A registered nurse is a health care professional. They work under the supervision of a physician. A registered nurse is responsible for the health of children, teenagers and adults. They may work in hospitals, physician’s offices, schools, prisons and other environments.

Skill set: A registered nurse must have compassion, ethics and medical knowledge. Individuals in this profession need physical strength and stamina. They will be required to lift and move patients. A registered nurse must follow safety protocols while working with blood and body fluids. They must stay calm in emergency situations.

Education: Registered nurses are required to attend college courses. They must graduate with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing. While in college they will study communication, biology, chemistry, mathematics, nutrition and other subjects. In addition, a registered nurse will receive practical training in a variety of medical settings. A registered nurse is also required to learn new medical information.

Career Path: Registered nurses often continue their education to receive a master’s degree. Many individuals specialize in a particular category of nursing. Examples of specialty study areas include maternity, pediatric, geriatric, emergency, surgical and many others. Experienced nurses can become supervisors and college professors.

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