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The Working Nurses’ Guide to Career Advancement

The Working Nurses’ Guide to Career Advancement


The Next Big Move in Your Nursing Career

Nurses want to help patients, sometimes one at a time, sometimes thousands at a time. Nurses like you find many careers in nursing that do just that. From challenging positions such as helicopter flight nurse to forensic nursing to shaping patient care strategy of a healthcare company or a global agency’s eradication policy, it’s a mighty big world full of possibility.

This guide illustrates a full range of nursing career paths, roles and responsibilities. It covers advancing your career through bachelor’s or MSN nursing degrees, certifications and opting for particular specialties. Here are other aspects of nursing career advancement the guide addresses:

  • What a BSN and MSN means for nursing careers
  • What students study in BSN and MSN programs
  • Working in magnet facilities
  • A look at nursing specialties and certifications
  • Career advancement possibilities for RN-to-BSN and MSN graduates
  • How online nursing degrees can ease a nurse’s work and life schedule
  • ... and more

Further education opportunities only help if they are accredited nursing programs through either the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education – as Sacred Heart University Online RN-BSN, MSN and DNP nursing programs are – or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Those who see widespread issues that need improvement in one building, one company or one country see another type of patient and another chance to help heal what’s wrong. It reflects a sincere desire to serve.

With many states facing nursing shortages, those women and men with a solid career plan and knowledge of types of nursing careers can really reach the top of whatever vocation they choose. This guide presents the options and helps build and solidify that plan for the future.

Nursing Career Advancement