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Occupation Description:
  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. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists. Excludes “Nurse Anesthetists” (29-1151), “Nurse Midwives” (29-1161), and “Nurse Practitioners” (29-1171).
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  Video Icon  Registered Nurses
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  Specialized Occupations:
  * Acute Care Nurses (ONET code: 29-1141.01)
  * Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (ONET code: 29-1141.02)
  * Critical Care Nurses (ONET code: 29-1141.03)
  * Clinical Nurse Specialists (ONET code: 29-1141.04)
Typical Tasks:
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.
  • Consult and coordinate with healthcare team members to assess, plan, implement, or evaluate patient care plans.
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions.
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.
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Education & Training:
  Bachelor's degree
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Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $97,883.00 $47.06 $37.07 $40.57 - $51.45
Bridgeport/Stamford $102,753.00 $49.40 $37.80 $40.98 - $52.57
Danbury $103,366.00 $49.70 $38.66 $41.90 - $52.61
Hartford $94,425.00 $45.40 $36.70 $39.97 - $51.04
New Haven $99,752.00 $47.95 $38.14 $41.22 - $51.04
New London/Norwich $97,353.00 $46.80 $35.88 $39.51 - $52.93
Waterbury $99,046.00 $47.62 $36.83 $40.57 - $52.47
Torrington $89,783.00 $43.17 $35.05 $38.92 - $48.91
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 34,470 35,830 0% 1,958
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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