What It’s Like to Work as a Registered NurseA registered nurse is responsible for the day-to-day care of patients in a variety of settings. A registered nurse can find work in a hospital, long-term care facility or even as a home care provider. The registered nurse is responsible for making sure that all medications are administered as per doctor’s orders and that the patient is as comfortable as possible.
A registered nurse is also involved in generating daily paperwork for each patient and assisting that administrative staff in keeping accurate records. In many cases, a registered nurse would also act as a manager for a staff of trainees or certified nurses.