Is Nursing for You?
Everybody knows that nurses help evaluate, diagnose and treat health problems. Not everybody knows that nursing is a diverse and rewarding discipline that combines compassion with sophisticated health technology. It takes a special kind of person to be a good nurse. If you'd like to help people meet basic health needs, adapt to physical changes, recover from illness and die with dignity, then nursing is definitely a major to explore further. An aptitude for math and science is helpful in this profession, which is in great demand worldwide.
Employment opportunities for graduates with a degree in nursing include becoming a hospital staff nurse, school nurse, community health nurse, home care nurse or emergency service nurse. Graduates may work at a variety of clinical practice sites with clients of all ages. Graduate education in nursing opens many more doors including teaching or opportunities in advanced practice.
To learn more about nursing careers, how to apply to nursing school, what it's like to be a student, scholarships, student loans, and nursing specialties at:
- The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Opportunities to Care: The Pfizer Guide to Careers in Nursing (search Amazon or your local library)
For information and advising for pre-health/pre-med course studies, visit the Pre-Health/Pre-Med Advising page.