Registered Nurse Analysis

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Analysis of a Registered Nurse Bethany Dyer B17004326 2/11/18 A Registered Nurse (RN) is an individual who has graduated from a school/college nursing program and has passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). “The RN assumes responsibility for the care of the sick, injured, disabled, and the dying. Registered nurses work both independently and in collaboration with other healthcare professionals” (Buhler-Wilkerson 2017). RN’s supervise the work of licensed practical nurses (LPN) and certified nursing assistants (CNA). RN work settings include hospitals, physician’s office, ambulatory care, nursing home, schools, clinics, and home health. They also provide health care at homeless shelters, camps, and prisons (Mainous …show more content…

However, regardless of the job description, a registered nurse is ultimately charged with providing professional, quality patient care and serving as a patient advocate” (Buhler-Wilkerson 2017). An RN works with an attending physician, and he/she is responsible for carrying out the physician’s orders for providing patient care. The goal of a registered nurse is to provide safe coordinated care for the patient. This includes overseeing and implementing all aspects of a patient 's care. The registered nurse wants to ensure his/her patient is safe, comfortable, and taken care of while under her supervision. “A registered nurse monitors the patient 's physical and mental health and reports concerns or findings to the attending physician assigned to the patient” (Buhler-Wilkerson 2017). A registered nurse can also provide information and instruction on resources regarding medical supplies, equipment, and in-home care …show more content…

Registered nurses work in collaboration with physicians and other healthcare professionals to coordinate and provide patient care. The goal of a registered nurse is to help individuals, families, and communities reach an optimum state of well-being. A registered nurse has graduated from a nursing program and has met the requirements outlined by country and state to obtain a nursing license. They complete the required training elements and practice using the knowledge base obtained in school and in orientation. There are many professional opportunities available, but why not become a registered nurse and continue what Florence Nightingale

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