Career opportunities:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Hospices
  • Home health care
  • Nurse educator
  • Public health
  • Clinics
  • School nursing
  • Military
  • Correctional nursing
  • Wellness centers
  • Occupational industry

Personal characteristics:

Consider a career in Nursing if you would like to effect positive change in the healthcare industry and advocate for patients, families, and communities to improve their health and prevent illness. Your communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and time management skills will be improved and refined to care for a diverse patient population.

For more information on salaries and careers in this field, check out these websites:

Iowa Board of Nursing:
American Nurses Association:
National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing:
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc.:
Occupational Employment Statistics:
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates a shortage of 434,000 nurses by the year 2020.
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