RN Degree - Online and Campus Programs
Registered nurses (RNs) work to treat patients, promote health, prevent illness, and help individuals cope with injury or disease. As an RN you could develop care plans, administer medication, maintain intravenous (IV) lines, draw blood, collaborate with physicians, and observe patients. Those who are not consistently involved in direct patient care can serve as educators to the community or colleagues.
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How to Prepare for a Career as an RNThere are typically three paths to a career as an RN:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), a four-year program offered by colleges and universities
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN), a two- or three-year program offered by junior or community colleges.
- Diploma Program, a less common program usually offered by a hospital