According to the University of Arkansas, "Professional nursing begins with a Bachelor of Science degree. Nursing education offers a research base for nursing practice that promotes the ability of the nurse to effect change needed to improve health. In the study of professional nursing, the student builds on a planned general education for the academic disciplines and acquires theoretical and specific knowledge to meet health care needs. In addition, the curriculum provides opportunity for students with technical nursing education to expand their knowledge and scope of practice. The baccalaureate program establishes a foundation for graduate education in nursing and for continued personal and professional development. The curriculum provides the student with a theoretical base to practice professional nursing with diverse clients in various settings through the roles of caregiver, manager, and teacher. The program of study has been designed to emphasize one or more of these roles in each nursing course."

Acute Care Developmental Disabilities Occupational Health
Administrator of Nursing Services Diabetes Nursing Oncology
Administrator of Educational Programs Emergency Surgical Nurse Pediatric Nurse
Adolescent Nurse Specialist Family Nursing Psychosocial Nursing
Adult Health Care Gerontology Public Health Nurse
Ambulatory Care Hospital Administrator Pulmonary Nurse
Anesthesia Maternity Nursing Rehabilitation Nurse
Cardiovascular Mental Health Respiratory Nurse
College/University Faculty Mental Health Ethnic Specialist School Health
Community Health Midwife Spinal Cord Injury Nurse
Community/Mental Health Neonatal Nurse Staff Development/Educator
Correctional Health Neurological Nurse Trans-cultural Nursing
Critical Care Nurse Researcher Trama Nursing
Delivery of Services- Staff Development Nursing Health Policy
Able to Instruct Others Critical Thinking Monitoring
Active Listening Dependability Oral/Written Communication & Comprehension
Adaptability/Flexibility Independent Social Perceptiveness
Attention to Detail Initiative Stress Tolerance
Concern for Others Integrity Time Management

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

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Best Nursing Degree- Become an RN - Learn about education, the job hunt, and on the the job information for nursing careers

Careers in Nursing

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Discover Nursing - Learn nursing statistics, view benefits and salaries, search for education programs and scholarships and find jobs

Nursing Careers - A great site to find up to date nursing news, take courses and find jobs

Nursing Community

NursingDegree.org

Nursing Explorer - This website offers information for students who are interested in learning more about different types of nursing programs, general admission requirements of each degree type,how long they take, how much they cost and a lot more.

Nursing Schools - Find a full list of accredited nursing schools and learn about nursing careers

American Nurses Association - the ANA has plenty of career information to help further professional development, receive career advice or even find a job.

American Association for Colleges of Nursing

National League for Nursing

Nursing Society - Through this society you can contact a career advisor, utilize a career map to discover resources for choosing a nursing career, and search for nursing, faculty, administrative or research jobs.