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Registered Nurses

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
    • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
    • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
    • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
    • Inform physician of patient's condition during anesthesia.
    • Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics.
    • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
    • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
    • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry.
    • Hand items to surgeons during operations.
    • Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
    • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
    • Conduct specified laboratory tests.
    • Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
    • Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems.
    • Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
    • Engage in research activities related to nursing.
    • Prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices, or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
    • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
    • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers.
    • Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
    • Perform administrative or managerial functions, such as taking responsibility for a unit's staff, budget, planning, or long-range goals.
    • Provide or arrange for training or instruction of auxiliary personnel or students.
    • Work with individuals, groups, or families to plan or implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities.
    • Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.
    • Consult with institutions or associations regarding issues or concerns relevant to the practice and profession of nursing.


    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.


    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 67580/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 32.49/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 127,430
    • Yearly Projected Openings 8,360

    Typical Education


    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Concern for Others
    • Dependability
    • Stress Tolerance


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