College of Nursing Graduate Programs

Careers in Nursing

A world of options opens for you as a professional nurse with a nursing degree. It's easy to find meaningful, challenging and rewarding jobs nursing. You can:

  • Practice in any state across the U.S. and in many countries; opportunities include practicing nursing in community health, school and occupational health programs, home care, rehabilitation services, hospice, and the armed forces, in addition to hospitals. From hospital practice to government, from counseling to research, career opportunities are boundless.
  • Enter a graduate program to become an advanced practice nurse educator and/or an advanced nurse leader. Examples of advanced practice nurses include nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, clinical specialist, or a nurse anesthetist. Or you may wish to pursue the clinical nurse leader role or a dual degree. Many nurses with graduate degrees engage in exciting health policy formation activities at the local, state, national and international level.
  • Pursue doctoral study in nursing and contribute through rigorous research to the body of knowledge required to provide health care and concurrently practice in health care settings and/or teach nursing in institutions of higher education.
  • Enjoy great flexibility with excellent competitive salaries and benefits. Work hours and work sites can be designed to fit anyone's lifestyle.
  • Make a difference in people's lives every day. Provide valuable expertise as well as essential caring, support and advice to those in need.