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.
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.
national student nurses association:
is nursing for you?
national league for nursing:careers
nurses for a healthier tomorrow
has very detailed information on the various types of nursing positions, including descriptions of job responsibilities, career alternatives and breakdowns of nursing specialties.
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.
nursing specialty areas:
discover nursing: specialites
sigma thea tau: honor society of nursing
specialty nursing organizations
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
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