From California’s sun-soaked beaches to New York’s bustling city, there is no shortage of demand for registered nurses (RNs). Many think of registered nurses as a doctor’s right-hand man, but such a reductive statement simplifies their importance in the medical field. While the daily tasks of an RN will vary depending on setting and position, many administer medication, monitor patient recovery, and educate patients and their families on prevention and post-hospital treatment. For many patients, the nurse is the vital human element that encourages a successful recovery.
Most registered nurses earn their credentials through one of two methods: receiving an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Most nurses work toward the ADN which often involves a two-year program at a certified junior or community college. Hospitals often make a distinction between nurses with an ADN and a BSN; the former are regarded as “technical” nurses while the latter are considered “professional” nurses. Registered nurses with a BSN usually have higher paying job opportunities available. After finishing the required education, every aspiring registered nurse must take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for certification..
The job outlook for registered nurses is currently growing at a faster than average pace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of available registered nursing positions are expected to increase by 16% until 2024. This expansion is due to factors like rising rates of chronic conditions, as well as more demand for treatment by a baby boomer population that has a longer lifespan than previous generations. Furthermore, the increased practice of applying preventative care has made nurses more important than ever, as they are often the ones who communicate with patients what steps to take to remain healthy.
Ardor Health’s team of experienced recruiters can locate the job that fulfills your requirements. Our distinct industry advantages include benefits for nurses nationwide, personal consultation, free travel to and from assignments, and all-inclusive housing options with amenities. Our goal is to simplify the job seeking process for nurses so they can find their best work environment, improving both their professional lives and enhancing patient care. View our available registered nursing positions today, or call 855-GO-ARDOR to speak with an expert.