Health Professions

Florida Nursing Programs

What is a registered nurse (RN)?

Registered Nurses (RNs) make up the largest healthcare population. Nurses work as a team alongside various health professionals. They may work in a variety of fields and specialties. Their duties include carrying out physical exams and medical histories, health education, administer medication, direct , assist with care delivered by other healthcare professionals, and many other tasks. They may oversee licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or nurse aids (CNAs) by working together to coordinate care along with other healthcare professionals.

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What areas can nurses work in?

Common work environments for nurses include hospitals, nursing homes, physician offices, home healthcare services, and government employment.

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How much do they make on average?

Salaries for nurses depends on location and specialty. Overall, the average full-time nurse receive a yearly salary of about $66,000. Salaries range from $45,000 to $98,000.

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What does the future hold for nurses?

The employment rate of nurses is expected to grow 16 percent in the next decade. Nurses are already in demand and most likely will continue to needed due to the growing aging population. Due to the federal healthcare insurance reform, health services will be available to a larger population, which will increase the need for healthcare professionals, especially nurses. For more information click here

What specialties can nurses work within?

Nurses can work with every age group from pregnancy till death. They can work in almost any specialty imaginable; some examples include dermatology, geriatrics, anesthetics, oncology and much more.

  • School nurse
  • Cardiac Care Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Forensic
  • Genetics
  • Geriatrics
  • Anesthetics
  • Oncology
  • Surgical Nurse
  • Psychiatric Nurse
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