Nursing Practice Today

Today’s licensed Registered Nurses are the heart of health care.  Their nursing options are many:  chosen career paths, nursing specialty roles, work environments, and educational preparation.

Although a majority of RNs work in providing hands-on services in hospitals, outpatient and health clinics, physician offices, an increasing number of RNs are in nursing roles like case management, infection control, administration, education, and research.  Other registered nursing roles include nurse practitioners, health care consultants, patient advocates, attorneys, and policy advisers.  Health care roles and settings for RNs in this 21st Century are constantly expanding.

Check out these 4 aspects in the practice of nursing which you should consider in your decision to become a registered nurse:

Education Paths


Career Paths


Specialty Roles


Work Environments






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