I graduated from nursing school a year ago and work in a surgical/neuro ICU. We deal with a lot of traumas and all types of surgeries. I'm not as satisfied with bedside care so I was wondering what opportunities exist for non bedside care with a BSN. I was leaning towards clinical research or possibly going back to school to get a higher degree maybe a MSN. I am so confused with what I can do with my degree. So many people say that a BSN degree has many opportunities but I can't seem to find them. Please help. I'm really want to find what else is out there. Thanks for your help.
Aug 30, '09
There are soo many opportunities available with individuals with BScN. The possibilities are endless. You can get certified and become a Infectious Disease Control Nurse or Occupational Health Nurse. There is a whole lot of nurses in Public Health. Many pharmaceutical companies have nurses on staff, taking on several roles. You can also work as a research coordinator for hospitals or pharmaceutical companies. If you plan to go into education, you can work as a instructor for a LPN program. Many nurse educators in chronic and long term care hospitals have a BScN (with experience).
Graduate education is always a great idea. Make sure you study something you are passionate about. It will open more doors upin nursing for you.