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Explaina registered nurse (RN) in full detail

Nursinghas become a vital force in ensuring a hospital’s full performanceunder its stipulated time guidelines and objective description. Aregistered nurse can be referred to as an individual who has beenthrough nursing school, completed all the accredited requirements andhas been licensed by the nursing board of a specific country toundertake all works relatable to a nurse. Nursing was started byNightingale, who during the Crimean war, chose to take care of thewounded victims rather than hide. Due to the sensitivity of thefield, nurses are expected to have a stipulated minimum work shift,usually or eight hours, and are kept free from any serious criminalconvictions.


Thenursing job fully entails caring and attending to patients in ahospital or medical facility after they have received treatment orhaving been admitted after being in a session with a doctor orsurgeon. Nursing is involved in supporting the recovery of patientsthrough carrying out care plans, assessments and evaluations(Parahoo, 2014).

Rolesand Responsibilities

Registerednurses can perform a wide array of duties regarding her knowledge inthe handling of humans with care. These may include

  1. Working in hospital under different fields and departments, taking care of patients, and ensuring minor treatments are undertaken in reference to the problems faced by the patient

  2. Nurses are expected to observe, note and record on patient behavior.

  3. Nurses are involved in conducting research in regards to improving patient outcomes.

  4. Supervision of nurse aides

  5. Provide counseling and healthcare information to patients, and

  6. Administration of medicine and care services to the weak patients.

Knowledgeand skills needed to perform the job

Toperform this job the following skills must be met

  1. Good organizational skills

  2. Be able to manage your stress in times of mental and physical trauma.

  3. She should possess a kind and caring personality due to the sympathetic nature of the job.

  4. Possess excellent communication skills as a word misunderstood may cost a life.

  5. Ability to socialize and interact freely with strangers.

Thefollowing are knowledge fields a registered should be eloquent in.

  1. Medicine and dental matters

  2. The psychology of human behavior and affective disorders.

  3. Mathematical knowledge and application of mathematical functions.

  4. Computers and the use of the relevant softwares and programs

  5. The biology of human beings and the body response to various environmental factors or body condition


Aregistered nurse should be a good communicator, with high levels oftolerance for people who irritate and be a kind hearted person. Dueto the fragile nature of the job, the registered nurse should be oneof a strong emotional self so as to be able to deal with thepost-work stress and trauma (Polit, Beck, 2013). One should have highpractices of self-control, be a person of integrity, be dependable,persistent in whatever he or she does, have an analytical mind whichquickly attains problem-solving under times of high mental pressure.A registered person should be one who pays attention to detailthrough completion of task timely and in a manner of perfection.

Licensingand credentialing

Forlicensing and credentialing as a nurse, one must be tested by therelevant bodies so as to validate that they have the right skills andbasic knowledge to serve the position. One must pass the examinationsoffered at nursing school and be awarded a certificate for the degreeprogram. After all this, one is accredited as a registered nurse,hence now fully licensed by the governing body with the mandate tovet and license nurses.


Otherthan what is learnt in class, other areas assessed are cleanlinessof an individual, timeliness of an individual in how they do theirduties, their civil and legal background and are of sound, reasonablejudgment.


Polit,D. F., &amp Beck, C. T. (2013).&nbspEssentialsof nursing research: Appraising evidence for nursing practice.Lippincott Williams &amp Wilkins.

Parahoo,K. (2014).&nbspNursingresearch: principles, process and issues.Palgrave Macmillan.

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