CIP 29-1141.00 – Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes “Nurse Anesthetists”, “Nurse Midwives”, and “Nurse Practitioners”.
Sample of Reported Job Titles:
Registered Nurse (RN), Staff RN (Staff Registered Nurse), Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Operating Room Registered Nurse (OR RN), Oncology RN (Oncology Registered Nurse), Relief Charge Nurse, Cardiac Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse), Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), Coronary Care Unit Nurse (CCU Nurse)
- Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions.
- Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
- Record patients’ medical information and vital signs.
- Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s condition.
- Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses and conditions.
- Direct or supervise less-skilled nursing or healthcare personnel or supervise a particular unit.
- Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
- Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
- Instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention, or childbirth and develop health improvement programs.
- Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments.
Median wages (2011) $31.71 hourly, $65,950 annual Employment (2010) 2,737,000 employees Projected growth (2010-2020) Faster than average (20% to 28%) Projected job openings (2010-2020) 1,207,400 Top industries (2010) Health Care and Social Assistance
State and National Wages
2011 10% 25% Median 75% 90% United States Hourly $21.62 $25.85 $31.71 $38.65 $46.46 Yearly $45,000 $53,800 $66,000 $80,400 $96,600 California Hourly $30.21 $34.95 $42.51 $52.14 $61.66 Yearly $62,800 $72,700 $88,400 $108,500 $128,300
National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey
State Data Source: California Occupational Wages.
Employment Trends are for Registered Nurses, which includes Nurse Anesthetists ; Nurse Midwives ; Nurse Practitioners ; Registered Nurses.
United States Employment Percent
Job Openings 1 2010 2020 Registered Nurses 2,737,400 3,449,300 +26% 120,740 California Employment Percent
Job Openings 1 2008 2018 Registered Nurses 236,400 297,200 +26% 10,210
1Job Openings refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.
Note: The data for the State Employment Trends and the National Employment Trends are not directly comparable. The projections period for state data is 2008-2018, while the projections period for national data is 2010-2020.
National Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections
State Data Source: California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division
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The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code assigned to the MSN degree program is 51.3801: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. Associated Standard Occupational codes related to this CIP code, and detailed information about the occupations graduates of this program enter, can be found at these links: O*NET (Click on “Find Occupations”): http://online.onetcenter.org
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