What else can I do?

  1. I will be getting my BScN soon and I just wanted to know what else you can do with a nursing degree other than be an RN or get your masters and become an NP. A list of different options, both careers and further education is much appreciated!

    To all those that answer, thank you for your time!

    Note: I am in Canada so Nurse Anesthetists do not exist up here
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  3. by   missnurse01
    you do realize that nurses work in many many varied areas of the hospital! Once you are a nurse, you are always a nurse. You can do inpt, outpt, urgent care centers, public health, disaster response, etc etc etc. there is a ton of stuff outside of hosp nursing. Teaching, research, etc. It is very wide.
  4. by   HouTx
    I am curious. Does this mean that you don't actually want to work as a nurse in any setting after graduation? If so, did you make this decision based upon negative experiences in your program?

    I can't provide insight into anything but US jobs, but the vast majority of those 'interesting' (non-bedside) jobs such as the ones listed by the PP require a significant level of clinical competency - which can only be gained by work experience.
  5. by   westieluv
    Yes, you will probably need to gain some actual RN care giving experience before you can try to climb the ladder into a non-bedside position. Who wants a manager who has never been in their shoes?