Registered Nurse

Education Required

Registered nurses must have a nursing license issued by the state in which they work. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
Other requirements for licensing, such as passing a criminal background check, vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing provides specific requirements. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Career Setting

What is this job like?

A Registered Nurse (RN) is a healthcare professional who plays a critical role in providing patient care, promoting health, and advocating for patients and their families. They work in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and community health centers. Click to explore more occupational details:

Registered Nurse