Nursing Careers

Nursing Careers

Are you considering nursing as a career? Explore the different nursing career options available to you.

Nursing Careers

August 12, 2011

Are you considering nursing as a career? The timing has never been better. While other job opportunities are shrinking, nursing is one of the fastest growing career fields in the country. Thanks to medical advances in detection, prevention, and treatment of illnesses, people are living longer. That means there is an increasingly aging population that requires more medical attention. Experts anticipate a shortage of 800,000 registered nurses (RNs) by 2020, so hospitals and other healthcare facilities are heavily recruiting nurses. 

New, well-paying nursing specialties pop up every day in all areas ranging from the operating room to managed-care facilities. And, unlike some other medical careers, it doesn't take a decade in medical school to get started. You can finish a licensed practical nursing (LPN) degree in as little as one year, an associate's degree in nursing in just two to three years, and a bachelor of science in nursing in four years. 

No matter which nursing degree or nursing school you choose, a commitment and dedication to helping others is vital to a career in nursing. To succeed as a nurse, you need to have a willingness to speak up for patients who can't speak for themselves, the desire to work with people to improve their lives, and the calling to save lives.

Source: Discover Nursing

Learn more about Nursing Careers:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Careers
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Career Info
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Anesthesiologist Nursing Career
Licensed Vocational Nurse Info
Registered Nurse
Nurse Practitioner Careers
Forensic Nurse Career
Pediatric Nurse Information
Geriatric Nurse Description
Neonatal Nurse Info
Psychiatric Nurse
Home Nurse
Traveling Nursing
Parish Nurse

 

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Alabama

Below is a list of Ohio schools and colleges that offer nursing and nursing related programs:

Below is a list of Ohio schools and colleges that offer nursing and nursing related programs:

RN Career

Have you always wanted to be a nurse, but you are unsure of what you want to specialize in? Or are you an aspiring nursing professional who doesn't want to be tied down to one specialty because of your interest in many fields?

LVN

A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works closely with patients to maintain their basic medical care. LVNs are supervised by registered nurses as they provide basic bedside care and promote preventative health measures. LVNs may be asked to give patients medication or injections, run tests, check routine vital signs, monitor catheters, and aid in other simple medical procedures.

Forensic Nurse

Forensic Nurse Career Information

Are you hooked on forensic dramas and crime scene investigation shows on TV? Are you interested in science and the law? Do you want to help victims get justice and overcome their injuries? If so, you might want to consider a career in forensic nursing. It's an exciting new field that lets you use your nursing knowledge and skills in the scientific investigation of deaths, traumatic accidents, or criminal activity. You will also aid in the treatment of victims of abuse, violence, or accidents. There are many subspecialties you can pursue as a forensic nurse, from legal consultant to death investigator.

Pediatric Nurse

Pediatric Nurse Career

Newborns, toddlers, and adolescents are at their most vulnerable stages of development and need special care when they are ill or undergoing treatment. Providing this care for infants, children, and adolescents is the role of a pediatric nurse.  He or she develops a health care plan for young patients to recover from injury or illness so that they can lead a healthy and happy life after treatment. 

Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Anesthesiologist Career

If you are looking to start a career as a nurse anesthesiologist, check out our featured nursing schools to find a program that will help you achieve your career goals.

CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

If you want to want to try out the basics of nursing before you commit yourself to three or more years of school, consider becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). As a certified nursing assistant, you will handle the day-to-day care of a patient in a hospital as an orderly, an assisted-living facility as a patient care technician, or a patient's home as a home-health aide.

LPN Careers

LPN Degree Programs (LPN)

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) works closely with patients in various health care settings to maintain and provide them basic medical care. They are generally supervised by registered nurses (RNs) as they assess patients, check routine vital signs, administer medication, and aid in other simple medical procedures.