Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, New York 13601
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Registered nurses promote health and care for sick, disabled, and injured individuals. They administer medications and treatments, assist physicians during treatment and examination, refer patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and help patients cope with illness. Nurses are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. Registered nurses are found in surgery, maternity, pediatrics, emergency room, intensive care, or cancer treatment departments of hospitals; in physician offices and clinics; home health care agencies and nursing homes; temporary help agencies; schools; government agencies; surgicenters and emergency medical centers; and health maintenance organizations. With advanced training, RNs can become nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, or certified nurse midwives.
The health care industry is expected to grow much faster than average, 23% from 2006-2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is due to technological advances in medical treatment and an aging population.