Nursing is an academic discipline concerned with the study of: the biological, behavioral, and physical sciences and will acquire critical thinking, effective communication, physical assessment, and cultural competence skills and abilities.
Career options include positions for graduates which are prepared for the role of care provider across the health care continuum, as managers of care, and as an active member of the nursing profession. As a staff nurse, graduates may work in the following: acute care, home care, long-term care, physicians’ offices, public and private facilities, and specialty units (Intensive Care, Geriatrics, Dialysis, Operating Room, etc.).
A higher degree may be required to meet minimum job requirements depending on the position.