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SOC: 29-1141 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. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists.
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Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records. Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects. Record patients' medical information and vital signs. Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions. Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans. Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions. Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity. Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit. Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments. Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs. Assess the needs of individuals, families, or communities, including assessment of individuals' home or work environments, to identify potential health or safety problems. Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, or supplies and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained. Refer students or patients to specialized health resources or community agencies furnishing assistance. Consult with institutions or associations regarding issues or concerns relevant to the practice and profession of nursing.
License: This applicant should submit a completed online application with required fees to the State Board of Nursing. Initial Application Fee for RN: $75.00 Biennial Renewal Fee for RN: $75.00
Outlook:
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Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $21.35   Entry $44,422.00
Mean $28.43   Mean $59,144.00
Experience $31.97 Experience $66,500.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
49,21055,5603,2751.22
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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