Types of Nurses and Different Career Paths

Nursing Careers

In addition to working in an extremely rewarding field, Nurses enjoy the benefit of being able to choose from a wide range of career paths that offer diverse job environments.

Different Types of Nurses

Not all Registered Nurses work in a hospital environment. Offering a fair amount of autonomy, RNs can work in home healthcare services, which includes providing care for patients who have recently been discharged from the hospital and are recovering in their own homes.

Many RNs do work in hospitals and other round-the-clock facilities, but if these hours aren’t for you, working in a physician’s office can be an excellent solution. Physicians typically have office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and eight-hour shifts tend to be the standard.

Traveling Nurse RN NCLEX

For those who want to explore and travel throughout the states, Travel Nursing can be a highly rewarding career. Travel Nurses take on short-term assignments in various locations throughout the country. Job assignments can last for as few as eight or as many as 26 weeks. Typically, Travel Nurses enjoy free housing, relocation costs, and sign-on/renewal bonuses.

Arizona College has recently added a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to its offering of allied health degree and diploma programs. The BSN program provides hands-on training and real-world Nursing experience via a clinical externship to prepare students for a fast-paced, rewarding career in Nursing.

For more information about our new Nursing program and where a BSN can take you, contact Arizona College today.

Information in this blog post is accurate as of November 25, 2017.