dcsimg
Health Care Careers

Your Information Resource for Schools in the Medical and Allied Healthcare Fields

health-care-careers_03 Home Healthcare Careers Healthcare Schools State Listings
Find Health Care Programs

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."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information for Individuals Pursuing a Nursing Career Found on Health-Care-Careers.org
Accredited Nursing Schools and Training

Additional Resources for Professionals with a Career in Nursing
Bureau of Labor Information for Registered Nurses
News from Nurse.com

Matching School Ads

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: Why earn your degree at Grand Canyon University? GCU is a regionally accredited university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more. Apply today!

West Coast University

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Quick Summary:

Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.


Jacksonville University

[Online]
Programs:
  • MSN Clinical Nurse Educator
Quick Summary:

The University

With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.


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:

About Capella University


Loyola University New Orleans Online

[Campus]
Locations:
  • New Orleans
Programs:
  • MSN - Nursing Leadership
Quick Summary:

Take control of your future with education and innovation. Loyola University New Orleans offers three CCNE-accredited online nursing programs—RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP—as well as a variety of career concentrations so you can align your education to your professional interests.


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.


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.


Benedictine University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Lisle
Programs:
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Quick Summary:

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Benedictine is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).


Bradley University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Peoria
Programs:
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP)
  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP)
  • More
Quick Summary:

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.


Liberty University

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

100% Online & No Standardized Testing


Sacred Heart University - Online

[Online]
Programs:
  • MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN - Nursing Management and Executive Leadership
Quick Summary:

Sacred Heart University offer signature humanistic core principles and degree programs offering interactive learning, personal attention, small classes, and rigorous academics.


Queens University of Charlotte

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Charlotte
Programs:
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Administrator
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Undecided
  • More
Quick Summary:

Queens University of Charlotte was founded in 1857 on a devotion to serving students, and has brought that same devotion to its online community with an innovative online learning system, personalized student support, and the same faculty that teach in the campus programs.


Ohio Christian University

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

Saint Xavier University

[Online]
Programs:
  • Nurse Educator Certificate
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Leadership
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Executive Leadership
Quick Summary:

A Saint Xavier University education is one that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields.


Brightwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Vocational Nursing
Quick Summary:

At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.


Matching School Ads