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Projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and various blue-ribbon commissions all agree that nursing is a ‘critical needs' profession requiring as many as twice the current number of graduates to meet future needs. With the BSN as your starting point, you may seek a master's and/or doctoral degree to become an Advanced Practice Nurse (such as a Nurse Practitioner), a nurse faculty, or a nurse researcher. You may choose to work in a hospital, a community setting, schools, or other agencies. Many international opportunities exist as well. With nursing, your future is wide open and exciting. With a Nursing degree from Longwood you will have the knowledge and skills to help improve the health of your community, your nation, and the world. You will develop critical thinking skills, a compassionate understanding of human needs and behavior, and the ability to work with other healthcare professionals to care for patients, families, and communities. Our nursing program prepares nurses who can provide high quality, compassionate health care, demonstrate leadership for the nursing profession, and enhance the common good.

Career Fields associated with Nursing Majors:

  • Cardiac Care Nurse
  • Case Manager / Care Coordinator Community Health Worker
  • ER or OR Nurse
  • Health/Nurse Educator
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Hospice Coordinator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Hospital Unit Manager
  • Intensive Care Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Supervisor
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Obstetrics / Gynecology Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Radiation Therapy Technician
  • Registered Nurse
  • School Nurse

Related Skills:

  • Motor skills and coordination
  • Motivational skills
  • Discussion skills
  • Planning and time management skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Interest in health issues
  • Interest & knowledge in the mechanics and general health of the human body

Personal Attributes associated with Nursing Majors:

  • Patience
  • Value people
  • Excellent communication
  • Adaptable
  • Organization
  • Good time management
  • Able to overcome stress
  • Interest in constant learning
  • Ability to work as part of a team

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For more information on any of these career options, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.