Nursing

What Does a Career in the Nursing Field Look Like?

The nursing profession can be very demanding and rewarding. Nursing jobs include a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aid, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP), and others. Each nursing classification has a different skill set that can be applied in a variety of work environments.

The nursing profession requires a strong constitution, as they are witness to illness and, at times, end of life care. Nurses work in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, schools, businesses, and in the military.

Requirements

  • Higher education degree necessary, preferably a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) to pursue opportunities for an RN
  • Certification by the state required
  • An Associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN) for some positions required
  • A degree or certification from an approved nursing program

Tip

Life spans are extending and the demand for nursing skills is on the rise.

Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in the career of a registered nurse is expected to increase by 12% between 2018 and 2028.

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