Alternative Nursing Careers Outside the Hospital


With the healthcare industry booming and registered nurses in exceptionally high demand, there are many reasons to get a BSN degree from Concordia University, St. Paul and transition into the field of nursing.

However, while the majority of nurses work in hospitals in a variety of settings, such as the emergency department, oncology, medical-surgical and maternity, there are also numerous opportunities available to nurses outside the traditional hospital setting.

For instance, the demand for home nurses, or private agency nurses, has grown significantly in recent years and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The focus on wellness and preventive care, as well as the need for organizations to be prepared should there be an emergency, means nurses are also in demand in settings that include everyday places such as:

  • Offices
  • Schools
  • Community centers
  • Correctional facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Urgent care or walk-in clinics
  • Cruise ships
  • Amusement parks
  • Factories

Not to mention, skilled RNs can even find work as clinical nurse instructors, health coaches, medical sales representatives, medical writers and even legal nurse consultants.

Whatever aspect of nursing interests you most, you can feel good knowing that the demand for nurses of all varieties is growing fast.

Contact an admissions counselor if you are ready to pursue a rewarding career as a nurse.

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