Registered nurses play an essential role in promoting the health and wellness of a patient, helping physicians provide preventative care to healthy patients and treatment for patients suffering from various medical conditions. They administer medication, monitor patient recovery and progress, and educate patients and their families on treatments and preventing disease. More experienced RNs may be responsible for performing patient diagnosis and case management. For many, becoming a registered nurse serves as the first step toward a career in healthcare administration or nursing education. In recent years, registered nursing saw historic levels of job growth, and the demand for professionals in this field continues to grow, with an increase of 439,300 new jobs expected by 2024 – more than twice the national average for all occupations – and an average annual income of $86,410 in the NY/NJ Metro Area according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Occupational Outlook Handbook.” Notice to students and prospective students: The AAS in Nursing (LPN-to-RN Bridge Program) at Eastwick College has been placed on student achievement show-cause by the institution’s accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), due to material noncompliance with its licensure pass rate standard of 60%.