Nursing Careers

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

What Is a Certified Nurse Assistant? Certified nursing assistants are also known as nursing aides, orderlies, patient care technicians, home health aides or hospital attendants. They make up a large group of medical support personnel in hospitals, doctors’ offices, home … Continue reading

Nurse Job Description

What Does a Nurse Do? Nurses perform a variety of functions based on their individual specialties and level of expertise. In general, there are three levels within the nursing profession (click to see specific information about each type of nurse): … Continue reading

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

What Is a Licensed Practical Nurse? Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), also known as Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), care for patients under the direction of physicians and registered nurses (RNs). On the scale of nurses, they are in between nurse aides … Continue reading

Registered Nurse (RN)

What do Registered Nurses do? Registered nurses (RNs) make up the largest health care profession today. RNs are at the highest level of nursing, and may choose to pursue several career options, such as specializing in a particular field of … Continue reading

Nurse Salary

How Much do Nurses Make? Earnings for nurses vary depending on their position, experience, skill level and location. Since experience is an important asset for nurses, more experienced nurses are paid significantly more and given more opportunities than less experienced … Continue reading