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Nurses assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. They also administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. Other duties:

  • May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

  • Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists.

  • Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care.

  • Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team.

  • May focus on health promotion and disease prevention.

  • May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays.

  • May prescribe medication.

  • Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions.

United States SOC Codes included for reference:

  • 29-1141 Registered Nurses,

  • 29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists

  • 29-1161 Nurse Midwives

  • 29-1171 Nurse Practitioners

  • 29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Top Job Titles: Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Nurse Practitioner, Staff Nurse, Case Manager (Healthcare Practitioners and Technical), Charge Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Pediatrics Nurse, Nurse Manager (Management), Clinical Manager (Management)]

Top Skills: Nursing, Basic Life Support, Licensed Practical Nurse, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Patient Safety, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Medical Surgical Nursing, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Health Administration

Top Educational Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training; Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General; Family Practice Nurse/Nursing; Nursing Practice

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