Alternative Nursing Careers 

One of the reasons why nursing is a good career choice is the huge array of career opportunities within the field. Once you become a licensed RN, you’re not limited to working within a hospital setting. In fact, there are alternative nursing careers which appeal to people with different personality types and different preferred work environments. From a clinical environment to an office environment and everything in between, nursing can offer something for almost everyone.

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Wide-Ranging Career Paths

While many nurses choose to work within a hospital environment, that is not for everyone. Hospitals offer a wide variety of specializations and practice areas for nurses to pursue, but even if you simply don’t want to practice within a hospital you will still have a wealth of options. Some of the alternative nursing careers you can pursue with a BSN degree include:

  • Research nurse
  • Nurse case manager
  • Nurse manager
  • Nurse health coach
  • Community health nurse
  • Military nurse
  • Home health nurse
  • Research nurse
  • Nurse educator
  • Cruise ship nurse

Flexibility to Work When and How You Want To

With so many options for a nursing career, you will be able to find a nursing career path that fits with what you envision your nursing career to be. Nurses are in demand almost everywhere, so you will already have geographic flexibility when considering the job market and cost of living across different regions. Some nursing careers are in a clinical environment, others in an educational environment, and still others work within an office setting. No matter how you want to apply your BSN degree, you will be able to find a position that offers an environment and work schedule that suits what you want out of your career.

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Contact us to learn more about how a BSN can prepare you for alternative nursing careers.