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What can you do with a BScN degree other than nursing

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What other options are there for someone with a BScN degree other than nursing. Just something to keep in mind in case I ever get too frustrated and want to do something else.

theRPN2b

Specializes in Medicine.

Are you in Ontario? You could teach in a Practical Nursing program with a BScN. I am in an RPN program and all the profs and clinical instructors have a BScN.

You don't necessarily have to work in a traditional nursing role (hospital, LTC, clinics) with a BScN, but as far as I know anything you can do with it is somehow nursing related.

There are lots of occupations and employers outside of healthcare entirely that require a BA/BS degree, but aren't particular about what the degree is in.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Are you in Ontario? You could teach in a Practical Nursing program with a BScN. I am in an RPN program and all the profs and clinical instructors have a BScN.

You don't necessarily have to work in a traditional nursing role (hospital, LTC, clinics) with a BScN, but as far as I know anything you can do with it is somehow nursing related.

You need to have work experience to teach in a PN programme. Looking at the OP's posting history, there is no evidences of work experience or passing CRNE.

Pharmaceutical sales likes BScNs.

You can get a graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, medical anthropology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other health related areas. Programs usually range from two to three years, so if you decide not to go the nursing route (and don't mind extra schooling), your options are still endless. If not, then you can get a general job in something where the employer only requires a BSc or BA, but I wouldn't count on this. You'd be competing with everyone else on the market who went the general science/liberal arts route as opposed to a professional degree.

joanna73, BSN, RN

Specializes in geriatrics.

You need work experience and an active nursing license to teach in any of those programs. Those instructors are still nurses and many of them work a side job in the community or a hospital.