This registered nurse guide will give you on overall impression of the salary you can expect as a nurse in various states in America. Industry employment opportunities are available, with a mean average salary included. States which pay the top rate can be easily accessed. If you are unsure which type of nursing practice you wish to follow a guide to the roles you can expect to undertake is also shown. This is a checklist of information you might need when undertaking a career as a registered nurse. This can act as a quick reference guide giving you all the information at a glance.