Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: a | Slide: 10
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing roles, responsibilities, and work settings
Slide content:What RNs Do Registered nurses (RNs) are a large part of the health care workforce. They might Plan patient care Give medications and perform procedures Manage and document in patient records Teach patients, their families, and the public Consult with doctors Manage LPNs, CNAs, and other caregivers 10
Slide notes:Registered nurses are the most common type of nurse. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2014 there were about 2.7 million employed RNs in the U.S.the highest number of employees of any health care profession. Employment of RNs is expected to grow by 16% between 2014 and 2024, much faster than the rate of growth expected in other occupations. RNs have more education and, as a result, more responsibilities than LPNs. In direct patient care, RNs plan patient care, give medications and other therapies, and keep patient records. They teach patients, patient families, and the public how to prevent and manage medical problems. RNs consult with doctors about patient care, and they manage LPNs and other health care providers, such as nursing assistants. Some LPNs who want greater career opportunities pursue further training to become RNs. 10