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Registered nurses
Description: Registered nurses care for the sick and injured and help people stay well. In clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes, they provide much of the day-to-day care for patients, under a doctor's supervision. They take patient histories, give shots and medicines, and teach patients about helping with their own care. Some assist in surgeries. Nurses often work nights, weekends, and holidays. They must be able to cope with emergencies and high stress.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year

Comments:
There might be more that I use as a nurse, but it's been so long that I can't remember the terminology for naming what I do. This is pretty interesting though. A lot of what I learned in math classes (I've taken up through Calculus II) I may not use, but the logic and reasoning skills you learn along with the actual math that most of us forget will stay with you forever. Of course, kids never will believe that, I sure didn't! - kayshill@earthlink.net (K)
Many RN programs require through precalculus as well as a course in statistics at the college level. sormanic@member.ams.org christina sormani
I am a nurse of over 45 years, and have taught nursing at the undergrad and grad levels. Nurses need to understand nearly all Math functions, but I have only checked the ones needed by the new graduate. If a nurse goes on for an advanced degree, additional math will be needed. Elizabeth Riggs, PhD, RN Lawrenceville GA http://www.riggsconsulting.net/resume/ ewriggs@gmail.com Elizabeth Riggs

There are 61 math topics Registered nurses need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Fractions
Decimals
Ratio and Proportion
Percent
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Other Number Bases
Negative Numbers
Scientific Notation
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Operations with Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Rational Expressions
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Linear Systems
Radicals
Quadratic Equations
Algebraic Representation
Geometry
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Congruent Triangles
Triangle Inequalities
Parallel Lines
Quadrilaterals
Similarity
Geometric Mean
Pythagorean Theorem
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Circles
Constructions
Area
Volume
Transformations
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Second-Year Algebra / Trigonometry
Functions
Variation
Polynomial Equations
Logarithms
Sequences and Series
Matrices
Advanced Statistics
Trigonometric/Circular Functions
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometric Identities
Trigonometric Equations/Inverses
Other Topics
Calculus and Higher Math
Basic Calculator Use
Scientific Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Math Communications