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.

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