Career Options

A Career Leading To Many Careers

Nursing offers a wide range of positions in a variety of healthcare organizations. One of the best parts of being a registered nurse is that it can lead to a variety of careers, ranging from bedside care to administration to risk management to research and teaching. Whatever career path a nurse chooses, he or she has the option to work wherever they decide to live. Nursing is one of the most flexible careers, providing opportunities from part-time work and per diem positions to full-time, salaried positions with varying degrees of responsibility and workloads. There are many options to pursue within the profession based on an individual’s interests and future career path. Today, nursing care has moved beyond the hospital into a wide range of other settings. Here is a sampling of options:


  • Clinical Staff Nurse
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Case Manager
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Educator
  • School Nurse
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Manager
  • Researcher
  • Administrator
  • Author

    …and many more


  • Hospitals
  • Community Healthcare
  • Home Healthcare & Hospice
  • Medical Group Practices
  • Long Term/Subacute Care
  • Insurance & Managed Care Rehabilitation
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Consulting Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Sports Medicine
  • Biotechnology

    … and many more


  • Cardiac
  • Renal
  • Emergency/
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Forensic
  • Geriatrics
  • Intensive Care
  • Mother/Baby Care
  • Oncology
  • Operating Room
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Rehabilitation
  • Transplants
  • Labor and Delivery

    … and many more

Check out the Nursing Degree Guide for more valuable information.