Nurse Career and Education

There are master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs in nursing profession. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. The supply of new nurses entering the labor market has increased in recent years. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. Nurse midwives, Nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioners coordinate the patient care to provide primary and specialty healthcare. Most registered nurses work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists. Some of the registered nurses oversee licensed practical nurses, social workers and nursing assistants. Registered nurses may work to promote public health, by educating people on warning signs and symptoms of disease or managing chronic health conditions. Some nurses work as researchers, healthcare consultants, nurse educators, hospital administrators, public policy advisors, salespeople for pharmaceutical and medical supply companies.

  • Registered Nurse Education
  • Job Outlook for Registered Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners Perspectives
  • Public Health
  • Social Workers
  • EMTs and Paramedics
  • LPNs & LVNs