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A Registered Nurse provides patient care, assesses patients’ conditions, administers medications, and collaborates with other healthcare professionals. They work in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes.

RNs work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and private practices. They assess and monitor patients’ conditions, develop care plans, and collaborate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure that patients receive high-quality care.

Common tasks 

    TaskRelated trait(s)
    Assessing patients’ conditions Meticulousness Compassion  Emotional Intelligence Alertness
    Keeping records of patient histories medications and symptoms Meticulousness 
    Performing and interpreting diagnostic tests and monitoring patients Meticulousness  Alertness
    Developing care plans and administering medications Meticulousness Compassion  Alertness
    Educating patients and their families about their medical conditions and care plans Calmness Emotional Intelligence
    Managing staff Equality and fairness in leadership 
    Keeping in touch with developments in their field Learning agility

    Soft skills measured by TraitForward

    TraitNo of QuestionsCronbach’s  alpha (α)
    Do they have a desirable work ethic?
    Are they compassionate?
    Can they be calm in demanding situations?
    Are they cautious?
    Emotional Intelligence60.80
    Do they understand how others feel? Can they make others feel at ease?
    Equality and fairness in leadership110.76
    Do they operate according to the principles of fairness and equality?
    Can they take charge?
    Learning agility50.78
    Do they like reading about their field of interest?
    Will they stay vigilant? Can they react fast?
    *Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (α) determines the extent to which the questions consistently measure each trait and it is expressed as a number ranging between 0 and 1 . Higher values indicate higher agreement between questions.  A value of α equal to greater than .7 indicates acceptable reliability or internal consistency.  For more information on the psychometric properties of the solution, please click here.

    Did you Know?

    Source: US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Median wage: 

    $77,600 / per year

    $37 / hour

    The median annual wage for this profession is $77,600. Nonetheless several professionals may not be paid in that rate. A relatively low salary the 10th percentile of the annual wage is $59,450 whilst a relatively high salary, the 90th percentile of the annual wage is $120,250.

    Expected employment growth:

    Number (in thousands in 2021): 3130.6

    Number (in thousands in 2031): 3326

    Employment percent change: 6.2

    Entry Education level:

    To become an RN, one must complete a nursing program, which typically takes 2-4 years to complete, and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). RNs must have excellent communication and critical thinking skills to assess and respond to patients’ needs quickly and accurately. They must also have strong organizational and time-management skills to manage multiple patients and tasks effectively. Finally, RNs must be able to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and provide compassionate care to patients and their families.

    Find out the psychometric properties for the Nurse Traitforward questionnaire