Pursue More Nursing Positions with a Degree in Nursing

A nursing degree from Colorado Christian University opens your world up to many positions within the nursing field. You will be amazed at the number of nursing-related positions there are available in private offices, hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, other healthcare facilities, and even correctional facilities. If you choose to pursue a nursing degree at Colorado Christian University, you will be able to explore hundreds of different types of nursing degree positions based on what you enjoy the most. For instance, if you enjoy working with young people, there are many nursing jobs related to babies, small children and adolescents, but if you prefer working with the elderly, there are geriatric nursing positions available. You can choose a fast-paced environment such as a trauma nurse or a more relaxed environment such as working as an agency nurse in a private practice such as a podiatrist’s office or general practitioner.

Here is an alphabetical list of the types of nursing degree positions available; if the name of the position does not clearly indicate what the job is, we have provided a brief description:

  • Agency nurse: Agency nurses sign up with an agency or similar group and tell them what hours they are available to work. The nurses are then contacted and offered work on a shift-to-shift basis.
  • Ambulatory care nurse: Ambulatory care nurses care for patients whose stay in the hospital or other facility will last for less than 24 hours. Ambulatory care nursing covers a broad range of specialties in the out-patient setting.
  • Anesthesia nurses: Nurse anesthetists work with surgeons, dentists, anesthesiologists and other doctors to provide anesthesia to patients before, during, and after surgery or other procedures that require anesthesia.
  • Cardiac Nurse
  • Case Management Nurse: Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy for options and services to care for a patient.
  • Critical Care Nurse: Critical Care nurses provide care for patients experiencing life-threatening illness. More specific fields that fit into the Critical Care category include Cardiac Care, Intensive Care, and Neurological and Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care.
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Forensic Nurse: Forensic nurses provide medical care to victims of crime, collect evidence after crimes occur, and provide medical care to patients in correctional facilities.
  • Gastroenterology Nurse: GI nurses provide care to patients with gastrointestinal problems who are undergoing treatment and/or procedures. GI nurses practice in physician offices, inpatient and outpatient endoscopy departments, ambulatory endoscopy centers and inpatient hospital units.
  • Geriatric Nurse
  • Holistic Nurse:  Holistic nurses must respect the spiritual and medical beliefs of their patients. Holistic nursing has healing the “whole person” as its goal. It is a non-traditional type of nursing position that is growing in popularity.
  • Informatics Nurse: This is a broad field that involves combining nursing knowledge with the use of computers.
  • Legal Nurse: Legal nursing combines nursing and the legal field. Legal nurses work with attorneys to review medical documents and determine if medical negligence occurred, say, in a medical malpractice law suit.
  • Midwifery: Midwives are specially trained nurses who deal only with childbirth including prenatal and postnatal care.
  • Military Nurse: Military nurses work in military-related settings such as a family practice at a local military base, providing emergency care for the wounded during war times, and working in military hospitals.
  • Neonatal Nurse: Neonatal nurses provide care for newborns and is responsible for anticipating, preventing, diagnosing and minimizing illness in newborn babies.
  • Neuroscience Nurse: Neuroscience nurses care for patients using new therapies and innovative technologies to treat diseases of the nervous system.
  • Nurse Practitioner: Nurse practitioners have obtained a Master’s Degree and can prescribe medication and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests.
  • Occupational Health Nurse: The Occupational Health Nursing is responsible for improving, protecting, maintaining and restoring the health of employees in the hope of improving the overall productivity and health of the company.
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Perioperative Nurse: Perioperative nurses work in operating rooms and often provide post-anesthetic care.
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Research Nurse: Research nurses perform clinical and basic research to further advances in the medical field.
  • Transplant Nurse
  • Trauma Nurse
  • Urology Nurse
  • Women’s Health Nurse

 

CCU offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and an RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN-BSN). With so many nursing degree positions available in the US, you will surely have a successful career!

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