A registered professional nurse (RN) is a licensed health professional who has an independent, a dependent and a collaborative role in the care of individuals of all ages, as well as families, groups and communities. Such care may be provided to sick or well persons. The registered nurse uses the art of caring and the science of healthcare to focus on quality of life. The registered nurse accomplishes this through nursing diagnosis and treatment of a patient’s, family’s or community’s responses to health problems that include but are not limited to issues involving the medical diagnosis and treatment of disease and illness.
Registered Nurses practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, clinics, health centers, public health centers, private offices, private homes and industry.
According to the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) Office of the Professions website, the number of licensed registered professional nurses in New York State was:
29-1141 - Registered Nurses
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).
American Nurses' Association
8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (800) 274-4262
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 12/02/14.
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