51 NURSE JOBS TO CONSIDER!
Nurses are more than scrubs & stethoscopes. There are so many roles nurses may take on! That is the beauty of Nursing! There are so many avenues to try.
Along with the medical field in general, the role of a nurse underwent significant changes over the course of the 20th century, as the field professionalized and the duties of a nurse went from, essentially a non-skilled service to a highly educated qualified, and licensed profession. Over that time, administering medications, checking vital signs, and simply following the directions of the doctor in charge shifted to collecting raw data, interpreting observations, and making diagnoses and treatment plans.
Long gone are the days when nurses had few options about where to use that coveted license that recognized them as professionals. Today there are hundreds of options for meaningful careers in nursing, with the role of a nurse determined by the level of nursing education and specialization, the type of facility, and other factors. For instance, a registered nurse may have an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree, and an RN license, but the duties of a nurse with a BSN will likely be higher than an RN with an ASN – and better paid.
The Baby Boomer Effect Nurses are in higher demand than ever before. This is partially due to the fact that the Baby Boomer generation is aging, and this larger population of senior citizens will need experienced medical care. It is estimated that there will be 1.6 million job opportunities for nurses in the year 2020. Are you up for the challenge of helping a doctor perform an organ transplant? Have you ever thought about helping the police catch criminals through the use of forensic evidence? You can do these things and more with a degree in nursing.
51 ROLES A NURSE CAN CONSIDER!
We always talk about “the beauty of nursing” but I think we forget really how amazing it is. This is a post I did a while back and I’m bringing it back for Nurses are more than scrubs & stethoscopes. There are so many roles nurses may take on! Nurses are in higher demand than ever before. It is estimated that there will be 1.6 million job opportunities for nurses this year!
If you are in a rut and need some INSP, I have curated a lengthy list of Nursing Jobs just for you!
51 NURSE JOBS or ROLES TO CONSIDER!
1. Staff Nurse (ICU, CVICU, PICU, L&D, Peds, OR, ER, Surgical, Oncology, NICU, Clinic, etc) 2. Nurse Manager 3. Nurse Educator 4. Case Manager Nurse 5. School Nurse 6. Home Care Nurse 7. Legal Nurse Consultant 8. Pharmaceutical Research Nurse 9. Occupational Health Nurse 10. Charge Nurse 11. Informatics Nurse Specialist 12. Telemedicine Nurse
13. Product Specialist Nurse 14. Infusion therapy Nurse 15. Military, Navy, Air Force 16. Nurse Supervisor 17. Radiology Nurse
18. Injection Specialist Nurse
19. Insurance Consulting RN
20. Quality Management RN
21. Nursing Administrator
22. Self-employed Health Coach Nurse
23. Cruise Ship Nurse
24. Forensic Nurse Consultant
25. Logistics Specialist
26. Transport Nurse
27. Triage Nurse
28. Flight Nurse
29. Transplant Coordinator
30. Psychiatric Mental Health
31. Infectious Control Nurse
32. Health Administration RN
33. Disaster Management
34. Certified Nurse Midwife
35. Plastic Surgery Nurse
36. Public Health Nurse
37. Nurse Consultant
38. Nurse Practitioner (FNP, PNP, CRNA, CGNP, PMHNP, AGPCNP etc)
39. Lactation Specialist (IBCLC)
40. Hospice Nurse
41. Transplant Coordinator
42. Travel Nurse
43. Vascular access nurse
44. Obstetrics Public Health
45. Nurse Concierge (Post-Op home care)
46. Self-Employed Nurse Mentor
47.Nurse Blogger or Content Creator side gig
49. Surgical First Assistant Nurse
49. Surgical First Assistant Nurse
50. Nursing Educator Corrdinator
51. Advanced Practice Nurse (Nurse Practitioner, CRNA, Certified Nurse Midwife)
Types Of Nursing Jobs And Salaries: How They Relate
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment for registered nurses to grow by 15% between 2016-2026. A nursing career can provide personal growth, solid earnings, and an increasing level of responsibility as you progress through your career.
To really thrive, many RNs earn additional certifications, go for an advanced degree, and specialize in one particular area of nursing. This increases earning potential by helping them qualify for positions at more prestigious hospitals. Some advanced practice RNs can even open their own clinics.
The savvy nurse will fully engage in the job search process, which can include making sure all of the tools in his or her nursing career toolbox are ready to be used at a moment’s notice.
If you approach the job search process with an open mind and a sense of curiosity and adventure, there’s much to learn about both yourself and the nursing profession along the way.
These amazing opportunities and so much more! I hope you enjoyed this read and found it helpful. I know how thankful I am for this amazing profession and love to share it with you!
Tori Meskin, BSN RNC-NIC is a registered nurse in Los Angeles & Orange County metropolitan area. Working in Level IV-II NICUs.
In addition to being a wife & nurse, blooger, and Podcaster! Tori is currently studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She has obtained her National Certification (NICU) and worked as a local traveler pursuing bedside experiences in several NICU settings.
Tori enjoys time with her new hubby, creating content, learning about new patient populations, riding horses, weekend beach or ski time, time with family & friends & sharing all of her life Tips along the way!
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