Question about Nursing Field

  1. Hi. I just wanted to get an idea of how far nursing reaches... I'm aware theres quite a few non-hospital nursing jobs out there... what kind of jobs can you get that are non-hospital?

    Thanks very much in advance!!
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  3. by   youngEd
    Quote from iceyspots
    Hi. I just wanted to get an idea of how far nursing reaches... I'm aware theres quite a few non-hospital nursing jobs out there... what kind of jobs can you get that are non-hospital?

    Thanks very much in advance!!
    i know that there are private offices that you could work at, as well as clinics. but those are just hospitals on a smaller scale (but at least they smell better and are in locations closer to more fast food places for lunch....j/k).
  4. by   RN BSN 2009
    lol...... well I know of hospice nurses (in home right??) isnt that community health nursing?
  5. by   youngEd
    Quote from iceyspots
    lol...... well I know of hospice nurses (in home right??) isnt that community health nursing?
    thats where you assist in making the last moments of someones life more comfortable.

    but yes i did forget about that. theres also retirement home nursing. psychiatric nursing....theres a few that i forgot about actually. wow.
  6. by   RN BSN 2009
    where would a psych nurse work ? other than a psych ward at a hospital..? thx!
  7. by   sirI
    Here are but a few:

    Clinics
    Public Health
    LTC
    ALF
    Parish Nursing (churches)
    Legal Nursing (attorneys, insurance companies, etc)
    Schools (elementary/highschool)
    College Profs
    Private Duty
    Self-employed (other)
    Flight Nursing
    Home Health
    Forensics (ME, coroner)
  8. by   SCRN1
    Quote from iceyspots
    where would a psych nurse work ? other than a psych ward at a hospital..? thx!
    There are psychiatric hospitals, psych clinics, psychiatrist's offices and maybe more.

    Also, a nurse can work with the Red Cross, military, schools and some other areas I can't think of right now. Speaking of schools, you can go on to get your Masters and become a nursing instructor too.
  9. by   RN BSN 2009
    Cool Thanks!
  10. by   augigi
    I work for a medical device company. I'm not employed as a nurse, but I certainly needed nursing experience to get the job.
  11. by   rach_nc_03
    also, research nursing, and case management/utilization review for insurance companies. if it weren't so late I could probably think of a few more!

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