Career Options

Nursing is a profession concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family. This total care includes the physical, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental problems as they relate to daily life.  The nursing profession believes in preventing illness, caring for those who are acutely ill, and helping people with long-term rehabilitative problems live in the healthiest way possible. Nursing is both a science and an art. It has its foundation in biophysical and behavioral humanistic sciences as well in specific practice skills and techniques.

Nursing in Demand

Nurses are in great demand throughout the country and are needed in such settings as acute care hospitals, community health agencies, outreach programs, public schools, health maintenance organizations, and clinics which serve disadvantaged, ethnically diverse, and rural populations. Career opportunities are particularly good right now for bilingual and/or bi-cultural persons, and men.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the registered nurse occupation will show the largest job growth out of any other occupation from 2008 to 2018.

Nursing Specialties

Nurses practice wherever health care services are needed and can work in a variety of health care settings, including:

  • Homes
  • Schools
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals

Nurses practice wherever health care services are needed. Career options are vast, allowing RNs to work in specialties that allow them to make a difference, regardless of where their passions lie. Whether you prefer to work in clinical settings taking care of adults, children, or infants, or you prefer to work in an academic or research environment, you will find there are many career opportunities.

Some nursing specialties include:

  • Geriatric Care
  • NICU/PICU
  • Cardiac Care Nursing
  • Home Health Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Travel Nursing
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Plus many more

Working as a registered nurse allows you to make a difference in a rewarding and exciting career.

If you want to learn more about how to become a BSN-educated nurse, contact an an admissions advisor today.

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