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.

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $60,050.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 46,107
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Deliver babies
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Give medications or immunizations
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Provide in home patient care
Administer non-intravenous medications
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer intravenous medications
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Perform minor surgery
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Apply traction to patients
Conduct behavior modification
Massage patient or client
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Solve clinical problems
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Treat medical condition of patient
Attend to patient's personal care
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Test patient heart or lung functioning
Conduct medical tests
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Develop medical treatment plans
Develop dietary-care plans
Develop treatment plans
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Implement life support procedures
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Perform emergency medical procedures
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Feed food to individuals
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Adjust medical supportive or assistive devices such as prostheses

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Critical Care
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Acute Care
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Medical Assistance

Related Licensing Requirements

APN Prescriptive Authority (18-0000000253)

848 IAC 5-1-1 Initial authority to prescribe legend drugs Authority: IC 25-23-1-7 Affected: IC 25-23-1 Sec. 1. (a) An advanced practice nurse may be authorized to prescribe legend drugs, including controlled substances, if the advanced practice nurse does the following: (1) Submits an application on a form prescribed by the board with the required fee, including, but not limited to, the following information: (A) Complete name, residence and office addresses with zip codes, and residence and business telephone numbers with area codes. (B) All names used by the applicant, explaining the reasons for any name change or use. (C) Date and place of birth. (D) Citizenship and visa status, if applicable. (E) A complete statement of all nursing education received, providing the following: (i) Names and locations of all colleges, schools, or universities attended. (ii) Dates of attendance. (iii) Degrees obtained or received. (F) Whether the applicant has ever had any disciplinary action taken against the applicant's nursing license by the board or by thelicensing agency of any other state or jurisdiction and the details and dates thereof.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)

Registered Nurse (18-0000000040)

A candidate for the license to practice as a registered nurse must: Have completed either the curriculum and graduation requirements of a state-accredited program of registered nursing or a nursing education program in a foreign country that has been deemed by the board as substantially equivalent to a board-approved program. Be physically, mentally, and professionally capable to safely engage in the practice of nursing. Pass the board-administered examination. Not have been convicted of a crime or have been subject to disciplinary action that would have a direct bearing on the candidate's ability to practice competently. Pay all examination and registration fees.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)

Temporary RN Permit (18-0000000130)

IC 25-23-1-10.5 Temporary permits Sec. 10.5. (a) The board may issue a temporary permit to practice as a nurse to a nurse licensed to practice in another state or territory of the United States, who has applied to the board for licensure by endorsement and submitted proof of current licensure to the board. The permit is valid for ninety (90) days after issuance or upon denial of licensure by the board. The permit may be renewed by the board, for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, if, in the determination of the board, it is not possible to complete the application process in that time period. (b) Persons holding a temporary permit to practice as a nurse are subject to the disciplinary provisions of this chapter and IC 25-1-9n the practice of practical nursing as determined by the board. (b) The applicant must pass an examination in such subjects as the board may determine.(c) The board may establish by rule under IC 4-22-2 application procedures and requirements for the issuance of temporary permits under this section.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)

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