FAQ on Registered Nursing

A registered nurse (RN) is an individual that completes, at a minimum, two years of further education toward their degree once graduating from high school to earn a diploma in nursing to begin their nursing practice and career. RN’s typically possess more in-depth skills along with the ability to critically think quickly in rapidly changing situations. In addition, RN’s also hold an expanded set of responsibilities compared to that of an LPN. Typically, RN’s are employed in hospital settings where more acute care takes place and are responsible for all care that is provided by the employees who are below them, such as LPN’s and nursing assistants.