The nursing major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Extensive knowledge in biology, chemistry, math and nursing.
  • Clinical experience.
  • Analytical skills and orientation to detail.
  • Superior manual dexterity.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organization and problem solving skills.
  • Capability of maintaining physical and emotional composure during stressful situations.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.    
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Academic Nurse
Advanced Practical Nurse
Art Therapist
Cardiology Nurse
Case Manager
Chemical Dependency Nurse
Community Health Educator
Critical Care Nurse
Elder Care Counselor
Emergency Room Nurse
Flight Trauma Nurse
Forensic Nurse
Head Nurse
Health Care Administrator
Health Care Consultant
HMO Administrator
Home Care Nurse
Hospice Nurse
Industry Nurse
Infection Control Nurse
Military Nurse
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Midwife
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Educator
Obstetric Nurse
Occupation Nurse
Occupational Therapist
Office Nurse
Oncology Nurse
Operating Room Nurse
Palliative Care Nurse
Patient Advocate
Pediatric Nurse
Pharmaceutical Sales
Physical Therapist
Post-operative Nurse
Pre-operative Nurse
Private Duty Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse
Public Health Nurse
Quality Assurance Manager
Rehabilitation Nurse
Research Nurse
Respiratory Therapist
School Nurse
Social Worker
Urology Nurse
Veterans Affairs Nurse

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