Alternative Nursing Careers Outside the Hospital
Those thinking about earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree have a lot to be excited about beyond just high demand.
Today, there are more than 3 million registered nurses in the United States, making it one of the nation’s largest professions. Though most nurses work in hospitals — in a number of settings including emergency department, maternity, medical-surgical, oncology/hematology, pediatrics, trauma — RNs nonetheless have a variety of full- and part-time opportunities in other settings.
Though you may need to get some experience working in a hospital first, a BSN degree from University of the Incarnate Word puts many alternative nursing careers within reach (especially if you have a previous degree in a relevant field):
- Clinical nurse instructor
- Community center clinical nurse
- Cruise ship nurse
- Health coach
- Home health nurse
- Informatics nurse
- Legal nurse consultant
- Medical sales representative
- Nurse navigator
- Nurse writer
- Nursing home caregiver
- Occupational nurse
- School nurse
Contact us to find out more about how our 16-month ABSN track prepares will prepare you to work in the hospital setting, as well as for a number of alternative nursing careers.