Registered nurses work directly with sick, disabled, and injured patients to assess, plan, and implement patient care. They also educate patients and the public about various health conditions, techniques, and procedures to promote health, and they provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. RNs have a lot of responsibility. Some of their duties include developing patient care plans and assessments and determining patients' needs, administering injections and medications, assisting physicians during treatments, supervising nurses' aides, and delegating tasks. Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020. Registered nurses work in hospitals, schools, summer camps, physicians' offices, home health care services, and nursing care facilities. They also work in correctional facilities, specialty doctors' offices, private care agencies, and in the military.Every program for nursing education includes clinical work in conjunction with classroom studies. Students who want to become registered nurses should be prepared to complete course work in nursing and a number of sciences: anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, and psychology. Whether students earn an associate degree, bachelor's degree, or diploma in nursing, the RN designation isn?t available until the NCLEX-RN national licensing exam is taken and passed.
Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus offers 2 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 431 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse students graduated with students earning 402 Bachelor's degrees, and 29 Associate's degrees.
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro offers 1 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 212 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse students graduated with students earning 212 Bachelor's degrees.
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez offers 1 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 97 Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse students graduated with students earning 97 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|National University College Bayamon, PR||77 : 1||12,469|
|Universidad Ana G. Mendez-Cupey Campus San Juan, PR||62 : 1||10,516|
|CEM College-San Juan San Juan, PR||92 : 1||276|
|Dewey University-Hato Rey Hato Rey, PR||11 : 1||536|
|Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Santurce, PR||66 : 1||4,751|
|CEM College-Humacao Humacao, PR||109 : 1||217|
|Columbia Central University-Caguas Caguas, PR||31 : 1||1,008|
|Colegio Universitario de San Juan San Juan, PR||48 : 1||1,059|
|Huertas College Caguas, PR||38 : 1||653|
|Universidad Central de Bayamon Bayamón, PR||40 : 1||1,286|
|University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Arecibo, PR||21 : 1||3,545|
|Universidad Adventista de las Antillas Mayaguez, PR||30 : 1||1,153|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro San Juan, PR||42 : 1||7,791|
|Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Ponce, PR||32 : 1||7,152|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Arecibo, PR||54 : 1||4,063|
|CEM College-Bayamon Bayamón, PR||113 : 1||225|
|CEM College-Mayaguez Mayaguez, PR||178 : 1||178|
|Universal Technology College of Puerto Rico Aguadilla, PR||14 : 1||235|
|University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences San Juan, PR||6 : 1||2,207|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Barranquitas Barranquitas, PR||56 : 1||1,673|