Alternative Nursing Careers Outside of the Hospital

Did you know that once you become a nurse, there are plenty of alternative nursing careers you can consider outside of the hospital? Hospital environments aren’t for everyone. That’s why it’s important to note that earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree through our accelerated nursing track opens you up to many healthcare opportunities that go beyond the bedside.

While hospitals have historically been the largest employers of registered nurses (RNs), studies show that only half of all registered nurses in the U.S. work inside of them. The other 50 percent are choosing alternative nursing careers.

The demand for nurses of all varieties is growing fast in the booming healthcare industry. Registered nurses are also in demand in settings that include everyday places like; offices, schools, community centers, correctional facilities, nursing homes and urgent care or walk-in clinics.

Some examples of non-hospital nursing careers include:

  • Nurse Health Coach
  • Academic Nurse Writer
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Missionary Nurse
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Nurse Educator
  • Home Health Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Informatics Nurse
  • Research Nurse
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Forensic Nurse

As you can see, there are many opportunities for nurses beyond the bedside. Whether you choose to work in a traditional hospital setting or in one of these alternative nursing careers, Concordia University Texas’s ABSN track can make your dream of becoming a registered nurse happen.

Contact an admissions counselor if you are ready to pursue a rewarding career as a nurse.

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