The registered nurse is a healthcare professional who helps provide and coordinates patient care. Registered nurses usually take one of three educational paths: a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, an associate’s degree in Nursing, or a diploma from an approved nursing program.Registered nurses must be licensed. They have an opportunity to further their training and achieve special certification as a nurse practitioner.
This credential confers special rights and privileges and expands the scope of the healthcare services they can offer. The nurse plays may assist physicians in the performance of special tests and measures. They may be called upon to assist a spinecare specialist and to help direct patient to specialty spinecare consultation.
For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Nurse, please refer to the website of the American Nurses Association at http://www.nursingworld.org/.
To locate and learn about nurses who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine