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Health Care Career Profiles: Registered Nurse

George really likes his job. He's been a registered nurse for over ten years, and is as excited about coming to work today as he was when he graduated college. He took a few minutes out of his afternoon to discuss the ins and outs of being a registered nurse.

"When I was a college freshman, there was only one thing that concerned me about a future career--I didn't want to sit at a desk all day. When it was time to pick my major, I decided to become a registered nurse because it seemed like it was a job where I could help people and get some exercise each day. I was totally right, but I didn't know the half of it back then.

Registered Nurse

When I graduated college and became a registered nurse, I started working in the emergency room at one of the hospitals in downtown Chicago. Talk about high energy and high stress. We'd get people coming in all night long that had been in terrible accidents, fights, you name it. We had to try to patch these badly injured people up as best we could. I always loved the challenge, and I thrived on how varied each night was. It was impossible to become bored in this job. The best days came when we saved someone's life just in the nick of time. It felt great to be a part of a well-oiled machine that could work efficiently and effectively as the clock was winding down on someone."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grand Canyon University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Phoenix
Programs:
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • More
Quick Summary: Do you aspire to fulfill an evolving healthcare role as a highly-qualified nursing professional? Apply to GCU!

Capella University

[Online]
Programs:
  • MSN - RN-to-MSN Care Coordination (CCNE-accredited)
  • MSN - Nursing Informatics (CCNE-accredited)
  • BSN - RN-to-BSN/MSN Combined Option (CCNE-accredited)
  • More
Quick Summary:

An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession.


Brightwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Nursing
  • Vocational Nursing
Quick Summary:

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.


Platt College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Alhambra
Programs:
  • Vocational Nursing Program*
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Keiser University Graduate School

[Campus]
Programs:
Quick Summary:

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 


Liberty University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Lynchburg
Programs:
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
Quick Summary:

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.


Northcentral University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • San Diego
Programs:
  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
Quick Summary:

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.


Ohio Christian University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Circleville
Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Quick Summary: Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

West Coast University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Ontario
Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN - Informatics (Online)
  • MSN – Advanced Generalist (Online)
  • More
Quick Summary:

Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.


Post University Online

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Waterbury
Programs:
  • B.S. in Nursing: RN to BSN
Quick Summary:

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.


Saint Marys University of Minnesota

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Winona
Programs:
  • Online - RN to Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Quick Summary:

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Online Master's Programs

At Saint Mary's, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you. Get an affordable, convenient education from a top-ranked university that's grounded in real-world applications.


Baker College Online

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Willis
Programs:
  • Nursing (Post-licensure) - Bachelor
  • Nursing Administration - Master's
Quick Summary:

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.


Wilkes University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Wilkes Barre
Programs:
  • RN to MS - Nursing Informatics
  • M.S. with Major in Nursing - Nursing Informatics
  • DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • More
Quick Summary:

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student.


California University of Pennsylvania

[Campus]
Locations:
  • California
Programs:
  • MSN Nursing Administration & Leadership (Master of Science) - Online
Quick Summary:

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017


National Career College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
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