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