Careers in Nursing

nursing careers
Globe University’s affiliate college, Minnesota School of Business-Richfield offers preparation for a nursing career through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.

A registered nurse (RN) can be found in many types of industries – not just at healthcare organizations. RNs are vital for a healthcare organization to function properly, as they provide much of the care that patients receive. They also play an important role in schools, businesses, community organizations, religious institutions and home health.

Nursing Job Descriptions

Although the duties of a RN vary depending on the needs of the organization, many RNs are responsible for one or more of the following:

  • Perform patient histories
  • Complete physical examinations
  • Administer medications
  • Carry out medical treatments
  • Consult with healthcare professionals, such as physicians, pharmacists and more
  • Provide education to patients and families

Some RNs decide to specialize in an area they are passionate about. 

Nursing Job Outlook

The job outlook for registered nurses is expected to increase by 19 percent, or by 526,800 jobs through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, confirming the demand for professionals in the field.