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Registered Nurses - 29-1141.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Charge Nurse
  • Director of Nursing (DON)
  • Emergency Department RN (Emergency Department Registered Nurse)
  • Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse)
  • Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN)
  • Public Health Nurse (PHN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • School Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse)

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Administer local, inhalation, intravenous, or other anesthetics.
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
  • Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems.
  • Conduct specified laboratory tests.
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Consult with institutions or associations regarding issues or concerns relevant to the practice and profession of nursing.
  • Direct or coordinate infection control programs, advising or consulting with specified personnel about necessary precautions.
  • Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
  • Engage in research activities related to nursing.
  • Hand items to surgeons during operations.
  • Inform physician of patient's condition during anesthesia.
  • Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
  • Observe nurses and visit patients to ensure proper nursing care.
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.
  • Perform administrative or managerial functions, such as taking responsibility for a unit's staff, budget, planning, or long-range goals.
  • Perform physical examinations, make tentative diagnoses, and treat patients en route to hospitals or at disaster site triage centers.
  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
  • Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained.
  • Prescribe or recommend drugs, medical devices, or other forms of treatment, such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide health care, first aid, immunizations, or assistance in convalescence or rehabilitation in locations such as schools, hospitals, or industry.
  • Provide or arrange for training or instruction of auxiliary personnel or students.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance.
  • Work with individuals, groups, or families to plan or implement programs designed to improve the overall health of communities.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
  • Advise medical personnel regarding healthcare issues.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Assess patient work, living, or social environments.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Design public or employee health programs.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Direct healthcare delivery programs.
  • Evaluate patient outcomes to determine effectiveness of treatments.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Immunize patients.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Manage healthcare operations.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
  • Prescribe assistive medical devices or related treatments.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions.
  • Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Treat medical emergencies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ambulatory Care Nurse (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Army Public Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Critical Care (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Emergency/Trauma (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Obstetrical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Staff Development (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Critical Care Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Flight Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Generalist Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Surgical Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Mental Health Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nursing Administrator (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operating Room Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Perioperative Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Perioperative Nurse (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Pharmacist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Practical Nursing Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Professional Registered Nurse (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Special Forces Medical Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Apprentice, Orthopedics (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Apprentice, Otolaryngology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Apprentice, Urology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Craftsman, Orthopedics (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Craftsman, Otolaryngology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Craftsman, Urology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Helper, Orthopedics (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Helper, Otolaryngology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Helper, Urology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Journeyman, Orthopedics (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Journeyman, Otolaryngology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Journeyman, Urology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Nurse Supervisor, Community-Health Nursing
  • Nurse Supervisor, Evening-or-Night
  • Nurse Supervisor, Occupational Health Nursing
  • Nurse, Community Health
  • Nurse, Consultant
  • Nurse, General Duty
  • Nurse, Head
  • Nurse, Infection Control
  • Nurse, Office
  • Nurse, Private Duty
  • Nurse, School
  • Nurse, Staff, Occupational Health Nursing
  • Nurse, Supervisor