Nursing offers an exciting and rewarding career, with a wide variety opportunities for specialization and professional advancement. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses earn competitive wages and benefits and have flexible job options throughout their career.
Nurses provide front line care to diverse populations, from the very young to the very old, in sickness and in health. Learn about the rewards and challenges that nurses experience at the Johnson & Johnson’s A Day in the Life.
- Specialize in a patient population: neonates, pediatrics adolescents, geriatric
- Specialize in a setting: hospital, community, home health, hospice, schools, developing countries
- Specialize in an arena in health care: labor and delivery, trauma, surgery, cardiology, public health, occupational health, mental health, rehabilitation
- Specialize in an area of patient care: wounds, burns, infection control, pain management, intravenous therapy
- In addition to providing direct patient care in a variety of settings, you can become a leader, manager, educator, researcher and consulting specialist.
- You will be eligible to apply to graduate nursing programs (doctorate of nursing practice (link to program) to become a nurse practitioner, certified midwife or certified registered nurse anesthetist—all advanced practice registered nurses with an expanded scope of practice.
- Through graduate education (master’s or PhD) you can become a nurse educator or clinical informatics.
- You can earn a PhD and begin an exciting career in research.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the nursing profession has strong rates of job growth that are predicted to continue well into the future.
- Baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses receive competitive salaries, often have flexible schedules and can work anywhere in the country or the world.