Our Nursing program's focus on leadership, evidence-based nursing practice, and community health will broaden your perspective and allow you to assume nursing roles that may not be currently open to you. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing can help you acquire valuable knowledge about writing skills and comfort with research and technology that will benefit you in whatever career or educational path you decide to take. The Master of Science in Nursing will prepare you to become an effective leader, as well as understand how to foster change in the nursing field.
Useful Skills within the Nursing Field
- Equipment Selection - Identifying the most appropriate equipment and tools needed to get a job done.
- Helping - Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Listening - Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
- Managing Time - Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
- Reading Comprehension - The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
- Reasoning - Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of the reactions of others, and understanding why they react the way they do.
- Speaking - Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
- Teaching - Teaching others how to do something.
- Writing and Authoring - Composing and communicating your ideas in written form.
To identify what education or training is typical for careers within the nursing field, use the O*Net hyperlinks below and click on “Job Zone.”
With Your Bachelor's Degree
- Acute Care Nurses
- Critical Care Nurses
- Home Health Aides
- Informatics Nurse Specialists
- Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Nursing Assistants
- Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
- Registered Nurses
With Your Master's Degree
Getting Hired: Government Agencies, Organizations, and Search Engines
There are several government agencies and organizations that seek candidates with degrees in nursing. Many of the federal job vacancies within the nursing field are classified as direct hire positions. A direct hire position is posted when the agency determines that a position is in critical need and allows the agency expedite the hiring process. The below list provides a few examples of agencies where one might find employment using his or her degree.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Federal Bureau of Prisons
- Navy Medical Command
- U.S. Army Medical Command
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
While many of the major job search engines will have positions in several fields to choose from, the list of search engines below is specific to the nursing field.
Keeping Current: Professional Organizations and Associations
Involvement in professional organizations is a great way to stay up-to-date on new technology, tools, and best practices in your field. Professional organizations also provide job seekers with a great networking opportunity. Below are a few professional organizations you may be interested in as a nursing major.
Get Connected: Social Media and Publications
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing – Facebook, LinkedIn
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners – Facebook, LinkedIn
- American Nurses Association – Facebook, LinkedIn
- National League for Nursing – Facebook
- National Student Nurses' Association – Facebook, LinkedIn
- AMU Nursing Program – Facebook