Registered Nurse or DNP

Changing lives. Making a difference.

Sound like something you’d like?

Nursing is more than just a job; it’s a profession which includes long hours, late nights, and week-ends during your career, but nursing also opens doors to many interesting and challenging professional experiences. A career in nursing offers excellent employment prospects across the world and throughout a person’s life—it has been said that becoming a nurse is one education with 1000 career opportunities.

One of the advantages of choosing a career in nursing is that you can enter the field at several educational levels obtaining a license to practice as a Registered Nurse with different academic degrees (ADN, BSN, or MSN). Research has shown that care given by nurses with university preparation (minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree) actually reduces patient morbidity and mortality and increases the quality of care. If you choose nursing, look for an opportunity to complete a BS degree for entry into the profession. As you work your way up the career ladder the complexity of healthcare will almost necessitate an advanced degree (MS, DNP or PhD), and completion of a BS in Nursing positions you for the academic journey into advanced nursing practice.

Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation, with 2.6 million jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition. Registered nurses are projected to generate about 581,500 new jobs through 2018, one of the professions with the largest overall employment prospects.

There are hundreds of career avenues for nurses. Below are just samples of the career paths you could take.

  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Ambulatory Care Nurse
  • Camp Nurse
  • Cardiac Care Nurse
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Correctional Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Developmental Disabilities Nurse
  • Emergency Nurse
  • Flight Nurse
  • Forensic Nurse
  • Geriatric Nurse
  • Gynecology/Obstetric Nurse
  • Home Health Care Nurse
  • Infection Control Nurse
  • Labor and Delivery Nurse
  • Long-Term Care Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Nurse
  • Military Nurse
  • Neonatal Nurse
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Pulmonary Care Nurse
  • Radiology Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Transplant Nurse
  • Trauma Nurse