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: Registered Nurse (RN), Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse), Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Relief Charge Nurse, Cardiac Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse), Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), Coronary Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse)
New Hampshire Outlook
Top industries in NH for this occupation:
Education and Training
Entry-level Nurses must have at least an Associate's degree in Nursing (ADN) to qualify for examination, which is required for all nurses. Some employers prefer nurses with a Bachelor's degree (BSN) for entry-level employment. For advancement or management positions, a baccalaureate or a Master's degree may be required.
Registered Nurses must be licensed in all fifty state and the District of Columbia. Requirements include graduating from an approved nursing program and passing the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). In New Hampshire, the Board of Nursing is responsible for regulating the practice of nursing. Nurses are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education biennially to maintain their licensure.
Interests (Holland Code): SIC
Career Cluster: Health Science
Registered nurses work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. They also work in correctional facilities, schools, summer camps, and with the military.
Additional Information Sources**
American Nurses Association
New Hampshire Nurses' Association
To Find a Job
Contact the nearest NH Employment Security office or go online to www.nhes.nh.gov
* New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages, September 2012. Wage estimates based on surveys through May 2011, adjusted to June 2012.
** Inclusion of this information is intended to provide a convenient resource for research, but in no way constitutes an endorsement for any organization; nor is the list all-inclusive.
NH Employment Projections, base year 2010 to projected year 2020
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
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