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Careers for Undergraduate Nursing Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Cardiovascular technologist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Diagnostic medical sonographer
  • EMT
  • Licensed practical/vocational nurse
  • Nurse anesthetist
  • Nurse midwife
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Paramedic
  • Physician assistant
  • Registered nurse
  • Social worker

Job outlook data

Registered nurses held around 2.8 million jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024.

As the demand for healthcare services increases in connection with a large aging population, nurses will be needed to care for older patients, particularly those with chronic conditions like arthritis, dementia, diabetes and obesity. Federal health insurance reform, which opens access to health insurance to many previously uninsured people, will also drive employment of nurses.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of registered nurses are:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Offices of physicians
  • Home healthcare services
  • Government

» Get information about Adelphi’s Nursing Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Register Nurses.

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

College of Nursing and Public Health
Nexus Building, 3rd Floor
p – 516.877.4510