With personal fulfillment, outstanding pay, benefits, job security and advancement opportunities, it's no wonder a career in nursing can be so rewarding.
There are two major types of licensed nurses – RNs and LPNs – but there are dozens of nursing jobs. All allow you to work in a variety of settings to care for the sick or injured, and to promote the health and well being of others.
Nurses work in a variety of settings as caregivers, advocates and health educators for patients, families and communities. As a nurse, you can promote wellness, prevent disease and help people cope with illness in hospitals, long-term care facilities, offices, schools, clinics, on the job and at home.
Nursing as a Second Career
Many universities accelerate the process for students who have already earned a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in an unrelated field. Because of their prior education, they are put on the fast-track to earning a BSN or MSN in Accelerated Programs.
Advancing Your Nursing Career
If you've earned or are going to earn a BSN you can also pursue an MSN (Master of Science in Nursing). Master's degree programs can prepare you for careers in administration, management or to become a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwife or certified registered nurse anesthetist.
After your Master's, you can also earn a doctoral degree which prepare nurses for leadership roles or teaching professions at colleges and universities. Other doctoral nurses focus on important research.
Explore a Career in Nursing Education
Explore a Career in Nursing Education.
The North East Ohio Nursing Faculty Corps project is being led by The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation; NEONI; the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; the Mt. Sinai Skills & Simulation Center; and the M.E. & F.J. Callahan Foundation.
The project will utilize a two-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to create a pathway for registered nurses throughout the region to consider and pursue a companion or supplemental career in nursing education. Another aspect of the project will focus on enhancing the skills and training of nurse educators around the use of simulation as a teaching methodology.