What can I do with a major in Nursing?

At Alvernia, the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) prepares generalist practitioners for a variety of health care environments. The RN-BSN Completion Program is designed for registered nurses who are graduates of a diploma or associate degree nursing program but lack the bachelor's degree required for administrative positions or admission to graduate nursing programs in research, consulting, teaching or a clinical specialization.

Strategies

• Obtain internship
• Volunteer in medical/health-care settings
• Develop organizational skills
• Take electives in psychology, advanced physiology, communication and technology
• Develop management and leadership skills
• Consider graduate school or advance practice
• Gain experience in handling emergencies
• Consider studying another language

Web sites

Professional Journals

Over 100 professional journals are printed for individuals in the field of nursing.
At least 25 of them are currently available on-line. Below is only a sample.


Journal of Neonatal Nursing
InterNurse
Nurseweek


General Interest

Best Nursing Degrees
Nursing Career Information

NursingCenter.com
Nursing Net: Online mentoring about careers and career issues
Nurseweek: Nursing and Medicine Today
Public Health Careers Links
Science Jobs

Graduate Study

Alvernia University Program in School Health Services leading to a Master of Education
Craig's Nursing & Medical Resources
Guide to accredited programs offering a Masters Degree in Nursing


Job Listings

American Nurses Association Nurse's Career Center
CampusRN

Healthcare Jobs
Hospital Jobs Online
Medical Careers
Medzilla
NationJob
Nursing jobs in Pennsylvania
Nurseweek/Healthweek Job Listings
Social Services Jobs

Contact Information

 

Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development


Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu