Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
About the Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Major
Nursing offers endless career possibilities for those who wish to improve the lives of others. Nursing majors learn to provide health care to sick and injured patients and promote wellness and healthy living.
Students can opt to focus in an area of specialty including, but by no means limited to, geriatrics, pediatrics, critical care, mental health, emergency room, and women's health. In addition to science and health care-focused coursework, nursing students complete classroom and laboratory assignments, as well as clinical internships in hospital and long-term health care facilities. After completing the required courses, students can further their chances of employment and career advancement by passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
After graduation, employment opportunities for nurses are abundant. Newly minted nurses can find work in hospitals, physicians' offices, home health care services, and nursing care facilities. Many others work in schools, mental health clinics, and correctional facilities.