Classification: Registered Nurse
(1) A registered nurse is a person qualified by graduation from an accredited nursing school (depending upon schooling, a registered nurse may receive either a diploma from a hospital program, an associate degree in nursing (A.D.N.) or a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (B.S.N.), who is licensed or certified by the state, and is practicing within the scope of that license or certification. R.N.’s assist patient in recovering and maintaining their physical or mental health. They assist physicians during treatments and examinations and administer medications. (2) A provider who is trained and educated in a formal nursing education program at an accredited school of nursing, passes a national certification examination, and is licensed by the state to practice nursing. The individual provides nursing services to patients or clients in areas such as health promotion, disease prevention, acute and chronic care and restoration and maintenance of health across the life span.
Sources: (2) American Nurses Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 1996 Certification Catalogue, and Rhea, Ott, and Shafritz, The Facts On File Dictionary of Health Care Management, New York: Facts On File Publications, 1988.
Additional Taxonomy Codes from Registered Nurse Classification
163WA0400XAddiction (Substance Use Disorder)
163WC0200XCritical Care Medicine
163WC1600XContinuing Education/Staff Development
163WM1400XNurse Massage Therapist (NMT)
163WN0002XNeonatal Intensive Care
163WP0807XPsych/Mental Health, Child & Adolescent
163WP0809XPsych/Mental Health, Adult
163WR0006XRegistered Nurse First Assistant
163WW0101XWomen's Health Care, Ambulatory
163WX0601XOtorhinolaryngology & Head-Neck
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