nursing career info. websites?

  1. Hi, I was just wondering if you all could recommend any websites that compare and contrast information specific to various nursing specialties. I would like to learn more about working in NICU, working as a CRNA or NP, as well as other areas and areas of focus. I want to be able to find out what the responsibilities, typical income, and any other relevant information.
    Thanks,
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    pursuing nursing as a career

    american association of colleges of nursing (aacn)
    aacn has put together some great tools to help people considering a future in nursing find programs, plan their careers and locate financial help. there is also a list of schools offering baccalaureate and masters degrees in nursing.
    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education/resindex.htm

    the american nursing association
    this site provides useful information on planning a career in nursing, including what a nursing job entails, licensing, nursing
    specialties and how to fund your training.
    http://nursingworld.org/about/careerlt.htm#prepare


    national student nurses association:
    is nursing for you?
    http://www.nsna.org/career/is_nursing_for_you2.pdf

    national league for nursing:careers
    http://www.nln.org/careers/index.htm

    nurses for a healthier tomorrow
    www.nursesource.org/nursing_careers.html


    career profiles:
    http://www.nursesource.org/description.html

    discover nursing
    www.discovernursing.com

    nursing spectrum
    has very detailed information on the various types of nursing positions, including descriptions of job responsibilities, career alternatives and breakdowns of nursing specialties.
    http://www.nursingspectrum.com/caree...ment/index.htm

    nurseweek.com
    this magazine site has a detailed list of the career tracks available within nursing. once you view a particular profession, this site provides links to the appropriate certification board for information on licensing and education, as well as links to relevant articles from the magazine for that nursing specialty.
    http://www.nurseweek.com/career/


    nursing specialty areas:

    allnurses links:
    https://allnurses.com/nursing_specialties/

    discover nursing: specialites
    http://www.discovernursing.com/specialties.asp


    sigma thea tau: honor society of nursing
    specialty nursing organizations
    http://www.nursingsociety.org/career/nursing_orgs.html


    us nursing career outlook:

    a starting source to learn about nursing careers, future growth trends and pay scales for different types of nurses, review the us department of labor's occupational outlook handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

    nih website helps students, others explore health careers

    [font=arial, helvetica]3/16/04
    the national institutes of health has launched a web site designed to help middle and high school students explore the diversity of health care careers. the lifeworks site features information on more than 100 health and medical careers. users can browse or search for information based on interest area, salary, education or other criteria, and read about real people who have achieved success in their careers. the site, created by nih's office of science education, also serves as a resource for parents, educators and school guidance and career counselors. it can be found at www.science.education.nih.gov/lifeworks.
    also see the registered nurse information page.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 28, '04
  4. by   kats
    thanks
  5. by   Mario Rodriguez
    Hello, first time user here but my advice is to find a headhunter and they can let you know a lot about what the hodpitals and hiring supervisors are looking for.
  6. by   TexMedic
    Wow! Thinks for the resources!
  7. by   Energizer Bunny
    Thanks so much for all the links. Now, if I can just tear myself away from here to go look at them! LOL! I am addicted and I just joined this morning. (I'm figuring once I start school I won't have any time to be here so I'll enjoy it while I can!)
  8. by   RosieGlow
    where do ya'll post your job listings? We're looking to bring in more people to work here and we'd like to extend the reach beyond industry specific sites. I think Monster.com would be a good start. Does anyone have experience with this?
  9. by   acmonge
    great link!

    thank you!
  10. by   Chibi Baka
    Great links! Now I can do some research myself! :hatparty:
  11. by   catcolalex
    I didn't see the most important link.
    www.aana.com (american association of nurse anesthetists)
    ok i'm a little bias
  12. by   RosieGlow
    ooh, these are all very helpful. I'll save them to my favorites.

    thanks all.
  13. by   WatERkoOL
    WOW thanks 4 those links
  14. by   amy harris
    hello im amy harris im 14 and really want to be a nurse may u give me some good advice on what i can take and do for now to help me befor becoming a nurse and some info on nursing please get back to me as soon as possible many thanx amy.:wink2:

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