A Registered Nurse, or RN, is one of the most widely recognized professions. RNs interact with patients on a daily basis, which is the reason nursing has been ranked as the most trusted profession for the past 20 years. Nurses administer care, answer questions from the patient and their caregivers and communicate their concerns to the patient care team. RNs work as a team to aid patients in healing and communicate with patients and their family members about their care plan.
RNs can be licensed after graduating from an associate degree or bachelor’s degree program. Many continue their education and obtain a master’s or doctoral degree to become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).