Careers in Nursing
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Nursing

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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