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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 a median annual salary of $73,300.

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