Registered Nurse

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Length of Education: 
4 years
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Registered nurses provide the front-line patient care that helps coordinate the care and recovery of patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and out-patient offices. Today, the most common entry-level nursing degree is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), although there are Associates Degrees in Nursing (ADN) programs available at many community colleges.

Nurses record patients’ medical histories and symptoms, operate medical equipment, perform diagnostic tests, give patients medicine and treatments, and educate patients and families. Learn more at the HOTT nursing portal. BSN nurses often hold management roles in hospitals managing other nurses.