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A Good Fit For:

Individuals who enjoy providing patients with medical care while offering emotional support and advice.

Median Annual Salary:

$68,450


- Registered Nurse
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Job Description

Renders professional nursing services in the treatment and care of assigned patients in accordance with physicians' orders. Provides for the comfort and well-being of patients by assessing condition, providing treatments and administering prescribed drugs and documenting progress and other observations. Coordinates nursing care for patients and participates in patient and family teaching. Provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. For home services, may travel to patient home to render services. Must hold current licensure by the State Board of Nursing Licensure and Registration.

Patient Contact

High

Employment Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26% from 2010 to 2020. Growth will occur primarily due to technological advancements, permitting a greater number of health problems to be treated; an increased emphasis on preventive care; and the large, aging baby-boomer population who live longer, more active lives. Faster than average growth is expected in traditional hospital settings, as well as in non-hospital settings, such as physician’s offices and home health care services.

Education

Bachelor Degree – 3 - 5 Years

ADN Programs:

  • Spartanburg Community College
  • Northeastern Tech
  • Aiken Tech
  • Florence-Darlington Tech
  • Greenville Tech
  • Piedmont Tech
  • Midlands Tech
  • Central Carolina Tech
  • York Tech
  • Trident Tech
  • Horry-Georgetown Tech
  • Tri-County Tech
  • Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry

BSN Programs:

  • Newberry College
  • Anderson University
  • South University
  • The Citadel
  • Clemson University
  • Lander University
  • MUSC
  • USC-Columbia
  • USC-Aiken
  • USC-Upstate
  • Francis Marion University
  • USC-Beaufort
  • Bob Jones University

Source:

https://www.che.sc.gov/Students,FamiliesMilitary/LearningAboutCollege/SC...

Tags

  • Patient Information
  • Patient Care
  • Patient Examination
  • Patient Support
  • Patient Education
  • Clinical Work
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Documents