Alternative Nursing Careers

If you want to care for patients outside of a hospital setting, there are more places to practice than you might think.  Organizations large and small continue to recognize that nurses play a clinical role within the health care sector and the skills that nurses offer can be applied in multiple settings. 

You can use a BSN degree to become a:

  • Clinical research nurse: focus on individuals participating in clinical trials
  • Cruise ship nurse: take to the high seas to care for travelers
  • Flight nurse: care for individuals before, during, and after air transport
  • Hospice nurse: help terminally ill individuals (and their families) as their loved one faces death
  • Forensic nurse: assess, screen, treat, and collect forensic evidence from victims of crime
  • Informatics nurse: find the best ways to utilize the technology present within a health care facility in order to improve patient care
  • Legal nurse consultant: collect, organize, audit, and maintain health records in an effort to apply relevant medical information to legal cases
  • Nurse recruiter: help organizations find applicants for job openings in nursing
  • Private practice: care for individuals in a private practice setting
  • School nurse: promote student and staff health and safety in educational settings ranging K-12, and even into higher education, while meeting the needs of these groups
  • Travel nurse: serve populations across the nation and potentially around the world, helping to alleviate temporary nurse shortages

Contact us to learn more about how our ABSN program prepares you for nursing careers that can be found outside of a hospital setting.

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