A healthcare professional who has obtained bachelor’s degree and has been awarded by a nursing license on meeting the requirements set by a professional body or council. A registered nurse (RN) may work in various settings and perform quite a lot of responsibilities. Their job duties include conducting physical examinations, reviewing and maintaining medical records, administering care to patients, developing nursing plans, counseling patients and their family members, supervising other healthcare professionals, etc. They also manage and guide student nurses, unlicensed assistive personnel, licensed practical nurses and less experienced RNs. Often, RNs work as educators in nursing institutions, and also may be employed in management and administrative works in a healthcare facility.
To provide the best care to patients, registered nurses need to be highly skilled, knowledgeable and must have hands-on experience in practical along with theories. They should be compassionate and always be ready to help patients.