Careers in Nursing
Bachelor of Science Degree in
What jobs are available?
Medical/surgical specialties, Pediatrics, Operating or emergency rooms, Critical care units, Labor and delivery, Newborn units, Transplant, Home health care, Public/community health, Rural nursing, Occupational/industrial health, Long-term care agencies, Private practices, Anesthetist, Midwife, Private duty, Research, Teaching, Administration, and Counseling.
Who employs Nursing majors?
- Hospitals, HMOs, and medical centers
- State and local health departments
- Nursing homes, home care agencies
- Psychiatric units
- Rehabilitation centers and hospice
- Federal government: military, VA, Indian health
- Private practices and self-employed
- Schools, colleges and universities
- International agencies and church missions
Good skills or traits for Nursing majors:
- Be able to speak and write clearly.
- Ability to interact with others and work as a part of a team.
- Develop good organizational skills and ability to handle stress.
- Be able to handle emergency situations.
- Develop patience, ability to work with patients and families, and good listening skills.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
- Do clinical rotations and an externship (equivalent to a co-op).
- Get a Master's degree for specialized jobs such as: Nurse practitioner, Clinical nurse specialist, Nurse anesthetist, Program administrator, or to teach community college or possibly university level.
- Volunteer or work in healthcare/medical settings is helpful.
- Take electives that will support your specialty and a foreign language or business courses.
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