Alternative Nursing Careers Outside the Hospital
Without a doubt, nursing is one of the most diverse occupations available today. While hospitals remain the largest employers of nurses, there are plenty of other health care facilities in need of nurses. Here are a few alternative nursing careers to consider after graduating from our ABSN program.
|Nursing Career||Possible Work Setting(s)|
|Ambulatory Care Nurse||Community clinics, Patient homes, or Schools|
|Case Management Nurse||Hospitals, Private practices, or Rehabilitation clinics|
|Correctional Facility Nurse||Jails, Juvenile detention centers, or Prisons|
|Cruise Ship Nurse||Cruise ships|
|Flight Nurse||Civilian or military aircrafts|
|Forensic Nurse||Emergency rooms, Laboratories, or|
Courts of Law
|Holistic Nurse||Birthing centers, Hospitals, Patient homes, or Private practices|
|Hospice Nurse||Hospice care centers, Hospitals, Nursing homes, or Patient homes|
|Informatics Nurse||Health care consulting firms, IT companies, Long-term care centers, or Nursing schools Patient homes|
|Long-term Care Nurse||Assisted living communities, Nursing homes, or Patient homes|
|Travel Nurse||Clinics, Hospitals, or Outpatient care centers|
Benefits of a BSN Degree
While you can become a registered nurse with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), it’s usually in your best interest to begin your career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). After all, a nurse entering the profession with a BSN has better earning power and more career opportunities than one with an ADN.
Also, thanks to a growing body of research, health care facilities now realize that the more BSN-prepared nurses they employ, the better the patient outcomes. As a result, most employers prefer to hire nursing graduates with a BSN degree. Not to mention, many hospitals across the country now require their associate degree nurses to go back to school and earn a BSN within a certain timeframe.
Contact us to learn more about what you can do with a BSN degree from Grand Canyon University.