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Registered Nurses

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.

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Skills Needed


Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.


Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.


Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.


Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.


Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.


Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.


Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.


Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.


Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.


Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.


Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.


Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.


Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.


Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.


Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.


Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.


Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.


Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.


Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.


Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.


Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.


Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.


Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.


Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.


Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.


Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.


Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.


This following graph displays the lower, median and upper income potential of the job.

  • Lower Income Salary $60k
  • Median Income Salary$81k
  • Upper Income Salary $108k

Employment Projections for this Job


Education Pathway

High school courses

  • Below A rigorous high school STEM education - versus the minimum required for graduation - prepares students to come up with creative solutions to tough problems, better preparing them for college and new careers.

  • Recommended years of math:
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  • Recommended years of science:
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Degree Levels Offered

    • Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner CERTG
    • Nursing LPN TO RN Bridge AAS
    • Nursing (RN/BSN)
    • Nursing AAS
    • Nursing BS
    • Nursing DNP
    • Nursing PHD
    • Nursing AGS
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • Nursing
    • Nursing (RN-BSN)
    • Nursing AS
    • Nursing BSN
    • Nursing MSN
    • Nursing Practice DNP
    • Pediatric Nurse Practioner CERTG

Paying for school

Education by degree The following are the total graduates from all the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions in 2014-2015 school year.

  • 280

    Associate's Degree

  • 431

    Bachelor's Degree

  • 24

    Doctoral Degree (academic)

  • 55

    Master's Degree