Career Profiles: Nursing

CSULB School of Nursing

The role of the nurse is integral to the healthcare of consumers. As an important member of the healthcare team, the nurse provides direct client care services, counseling and teaching in a variety of settings, e.g., hospitals, nursing homes, community health services, doctors' offices, and schools. Nurses who provide care in these settings assess the patient and family with respect to physical, psychosocial and environmental factors, design a plan of care, implement the plan, and evaluate the effects of the plan with the patient and family.

Cap & Degree

Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Armed Forces Officer
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Clinical/Staff Nurse
  • Home Health Care Nurse
  • Industrial Nurse
  • Nurse Consultant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Supervisor
  • Office Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Private Duty Nurse
  • Public Health Education
  • Public Health Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Training Director

Where Employed:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Community clinics
  • Community service organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Home health care agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing and convalescent homes
  • Private health care agencies
  • Public and private schools
  • Public health departments

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