Nursing is an applied science which has a unique body of knowledge that utilizes principles from the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences.  The discipline focuses on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining and maintaining optimal health and functioning. Nursing is not only concerned about health and functioning but with quality of living and dying, lived experience, and universal lived experiences of health.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Active listening Adaptability/Flexibility Time management
Initiative Concern for others Able to instruct others
Stress tolerance Integrity Critical thinking
Attention to detail Social perceptiveness Independence
Dependability Oral/written comprehension

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

College/University Faculty Staff Development Educator Emergency Surgical Nurse
Mental Health Ethnic Specialist Spinal Cord Injury Nurse

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Clinical Nurse College/University Faculty Community Health Educator
Community Health Nurse Emergency Room Nurse Armed Services
Blood Banks Community Hospitals Doctors' Offices
Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Extended Care Facilities Health Departments
Home Health Care Homes Associations Hospice
Industry Medical Centers Midwife
Nurse Aid Nurse Anesthetist Nurse Case Manager
Nurse Practitioner Military Bases Nursing/Convalescent Homes
Penal & Correctional Facilities Poison Control Centers Private/Public School System
Social Services Agencies Specialty Hospitals Vision, Speech, Hearing Clinics
Visiting Nurses Association VISTA (AmeriCorps) Veterans' Hospitals
Vocational/Rehab Center  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) 
Nurse Anesthetist Nursing Assistant Psychiatric Aide
Nurse Midwife Informatic Nurse Specialist Charge Nurse
Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC LPN) Clinic Nurse Home Health Care Provider
Home Health Nurse Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Nursing Technician Office Nurse Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN)
Private Duty Nurse Triage Licensed Practical Nurse (TRIAGE LPN) Psychiatric Nurse
Caregiver Habilitation Training Specialist Health Service Worker
Health Support Specialist Home Health Aide Personal Care Provider
Residential Counselor Vocational Nurse Charge Nurse

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Sigma Theta Tau

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Careers for Health Nuts & Others Who Like to Stay Fit
  • Careers in Health Care
  • Healthcare Career Directory
  • Health Care Job Exposition
  • Health Educators Occupational File
  • Home Health Aides Occupational File
  • Health Professions Career & Education Directory
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses Occupational File
  • Opportunities in Holistic Health Care Careers
  • Opportunities in Nursing Careers
  • Opportunities in Physician Assistant Careers
  • Planning Careers in Alternative Medicine
  • Professional Careers Sourcebook
  • Therapists and Allied Health Professionals Career Directory
  • The Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Profession
  • Top 100 Health Care Careers
  • Your First Year as a Nurse
  • Guide to Careers in the Health Professions

 

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