Nurses use acquired skills, scientific knowledge and nursing expertise to assess, prioritize actions and assist the client to meet physical and psychological needs. State licensure requirements determine the scope of the nurse's responsibilities. Nurses assess and record clients' symptoms and response to treatment, administer medications, assist in convalescence and rehabilitation, instruct clients and families in proper care, and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain health. Career advancement for experienced nurses with further education may be directed toward nursing management, advanced practice nursing or nursing education.
Associate in Applied Science Degrees:
Professional Certification Opportunities:
- Registered Professional Nurse (RN) — Graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination (NCLEX-RN).