Nursing Careers

Is Nursing for Me?

Explore nursing and nursing specialties at The Campaign for Nursing’s Future. This is a great site done by Johnson & Johnson.

What should you consider when contemplating a career in nursing? 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that as the nation's largest healthcare profession, nursing has more than 3.1 million registered nurses practicing nationwide, with more nurses needed to meet the future demand for nursing care. The AACN also reports that:

  • The BSN-prepared nurse is preferred. RNs are prepared through a four-year baccalaureate program, a two-year associate degree, or a three-year hospital diploma program. As we move into the future of nursing and more complex patient care needs, more hospitals strive for the majority of their RNs to be BSN-prepared. Whether you are an RN looking for a path to BSN or a student new to nursing we can meet your needs. The BSN is the future of professional nursing and being BSN prepared will be crucial for career advancement, as well as being the basis of your ability to provide a high standard of quality care.
  • The BSN will prepare you for the hospital setting and a wide range of other healthcare settings. The BSN can also serve as a foundation for a career as a nursing educator helping prepare future nurses, or as a researcher or scientist developing health promotion and healthcare advances.