find a career college

Nursing Career Information

Nursing combines “the art of caring with the science of health care,” according to the American Nurses Association. Nurses work in a many different settings, including hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, schools and even in patients’ own homes. Many nurses specialize, by choosing to work with a type of treatment or work setting (such as surgery or emergency care); disease, ailment, or condition (such as oncology); organ or body system type (cardiology, for example); or population (children or the elderly), according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-07 Edition (OOH).

nursing career

In general, as a nurse, you will perform a variety of duties, including treating patients, teaching patients and their families about medical conditions and treatments, and keeping records of patients’ symptoms and medical histories. You may also perform diagnostic tests, and analyze the results of those tests.

Since patients require care 24 hours a day, nurses must be available at all times. While this means you may need to work nights, weekends, or holidays, it also means you may have more flexibility in the hours you work.

In order to receive a nursing license, you must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the national licensing exam (the NCLEX-RN). If you’d like to advance to management-level nursing positions, you will most likely need a graduate or advanced degree in nursing or health services administration, according to the OOH.

Rising demand for nurses nationwide means job growth is expected to be faster than the average through 2014, according to the OOH. The combination of helping people and good job prospects makes nursing a career worth looking into.


Related Career Resources

Nursing Colleges and Schools

Nursing Outlook & Salary Information

Nurse Career Traits

How to Become a Nurse


Find Colleges & Schools
Read Career Articles
Download Resume Templates
Other Resources


Accounting Careers
Accounting Colleges

Advertising Careers

Advertising Colleges
Animation Careers
Computer Animation Schools
Automotive Tech Careers
Automotive Colleges
Business Careers
Business Colleges
Comp. Networking Careers
Networking Colleges
Comp Programming Careers Programming Colleges
Cosmetology Careers
Cosmetology Colleges
Counseling Careers
Counseling Colleges
Criminal Justice CareersCriminal Justice Colleges
Culinary Arts Careers
Culinary Arts Colleges
Dental Assistant Careers
Dental Assistant Colleges
E-Commerce Careers
E-Commerce Colleges
Education Careers
Education Colleges
Engineering Careers
Engineering Colleges
Fashion Design Careers
Fashion Design Colleges
Graphic Design Careers
Graphic Design Schools
Information-Tech Careers Information-Tech Colleges
Law Enforcement Careers
Law Enforcement Colleges
Marketing Careers
Marketing Colleges
Massage Therapy Careers
Massage Therapy Colleges
Nursing Careers
Nursing Colleges
Photography Careers
Photography Schools
Paralegal Careers
Paralegal Colleges
Travel & Tourism Careers Travel & Tourism Colleges
Veterinary Medicine Careers
Veterinary Medicine Colleges
Web Design Careers
Web Design Schools

Your Link Here
Your Link Here
Your Link Here
Your Link Here



Find Career Information