Maricopa Community Colleges

Careers in Healthcare

Healthcare - Nursing Degrees and Certificatons

Become a Registered Nurse

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement Healthcare - Nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer Healthcare - 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. Include advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice Healthcare - Nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, postbasic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.

WAGES
Registered Nurse is generally considered a high-wage occupation, with possibility for wage advancement with experience.
Hourly $18.49 - $35.81
Yearly $38,500 - $74,500

Source: O*NET online. http://online.onetcenter.org

COLLEGES OFFERING PROGRAMS
For more information contact a Maricopa Community College Career Center.

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