How do I decide that a nursing career is for me?
These online resources provide information about the profession:
Choose Nursing - Information for young people regarding the nursing profession and nursing scholarships.
Discover Nursing - Information on the nursing profession, nursing associations/organizations, nursing programs, and nursing scholarships.
Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow - A coalition of nursing and healthcare organizations working together to conduct a communications campaign to attract people to the nursing profession.
Paths in the profession
Nursing has countless career paths. Here are some areas to consider:
- Choose the work environment that suits you best, including hospital, school, research, outpatient clinic, information technology, medical group, or home health.
- Choose a clinical specialty that interests you most, such as operating room, labor and delivery, medical-surgical, oncology, pediatrics, critical care, or mental health.
Read the article "Men in Nursing" from our Pulse, Summer/Fall 2008 issue.