Alternative Nursing Careers

One of the best things about becoming a nurse after earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is the variety of job opportunities that become available to you. A BSN opens the door to a plethora of rewarding alternative nursing career paths both inside and outside the hospital.

Inside the Hospital

As a student enrolled in the Notre Dame of Maryland University ABSN program, you’ll get the chance to “try on” various nursing specialty positions often found inside hospitals via clinical rotations at top area health care facilities, including:

  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Maternal and Newborn Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing

Outside the Hospital

Of course, if you find your ultimate career goal isn’t to work in a hospital, a BSN sets you up nicely for pursuing other alternative nursing careers in diverse workplace environments. That’s because a BSN is based on a more comprehensive curriculum compared to an associate’s degree, so it affords you the opportunity to take on more job responsibilities, such as:

  • Supervising other nurses
  • Developing more complex patient care plans
  • Educating patients, their caregivers, and communities

As far as job title, with a BSN the sky is literally the limit when it comes to choosing where you want to work. Flight nurse, travel nurse, home health nurse, informatics nurse, legal nurse consultant — these are just a few of the myriad and diverse alternative nursing careers that become available to you once you earn your BSN. With a bachelor’s degree in nursing, you can also become a:

  • Home health nurse
  • Informatics nurse
  • Legal nurse consultant
  • Public health nurse
  • School nurse
  • Nurse manager
  • Forensic nurse

Contact us to learn more about alternative nursing careers.

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