• Nurse Tori


Updated: 2 days ago

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.


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!


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!

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Tori Meskin BSN RNC-NIC has been a clinician since 2012, works in acute care/inpatient NICU & Pediatric settings in southern California. She is a blogger, podcaster, NICU & Pediatric Critical Care RN, MSN student, a Barco Uniforms Ambassador, and Brave beginnings affiliate. Find her at www.tipsfromtori.com or info@tipsfromtori.com

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