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What Can I Do With This Associate's in Nursing Degree?

Nurse

As you boost your nursing credentials, you’ll improve more than your skills – you’ll boost your ability to control your career growth and direction. The demand for Registered Nurses, especially ones with additional credentials, is expected to grow 12 percent by 2028 with an average annual salary of $71,730.

RNs typically do the following:

  • Assess patients’ conditions
  • Record patients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Observe patients and record the observations
  • Administer patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute information to existing plans
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment
  • Oversee licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, and home health aides