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What Can You Do With A Major In Nursing?

Registered nurses work to promote health, prevent diseases and help patients cope with illness. Registered nurses, regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. RNs may also teach patients and their families how to manage their illness or injury, explaining post-treatment home care needs; diet, nutrition, and exercise programs; and self-administration of medication and physical therapy.

 

Nursing Program

Tracks

Prelicensure

This track is for first-time nursing students (college juniors and above) who want to prepare for a career in nursing while earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation from the program, students will sit for the NCLEX licensing exam for RNs. Furthermore, the curriculum also provides a strong foundation for graduate study in nursing. The nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Prelicensure Accelerated

This track is for those already holding a baccalaureate degree in another field of study who want to prepare for a career in nursing while earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Accelerated Prelicensure track is concentrated and can be completed in 3 ½ consecutive semesters of full-time study, beginning with the summer term. Upon graduation from the program, students will sit for the NCLEX licensing exam for RNs. This track is not designed for those who will not possess a baccalaureate degree before entering. The nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

TRN-BSN Bridge

This track is for those who are already Registered Nurses (RNs) from community college or diploma programs and who desire to further their nursing education and expand their career opportunities by completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program is offered in a RN-designated, full-time enrollment cohort twice per year (spring and summer) that allows RNs to complete the program in three (3) semesters. The nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Career Paths

Emergency Care

Forensic Nurse

Geriatric Care

Holistic Care

Home Health Care

Infection Control

Neonatal Care

Oncology

Pediatric Care

Rehabilitation

School/University Care

Surgical Care

Job Titles

Acute Care Nurse

Ambulatory Care Nurse

Community Health Nurse

Corporate Wellness Officer

Critical Care Nurse

Emergency Room Nurse

Holistic Nurse

Home Health Care Nurse

Hospice Nurse

Neonatal Nurse

Occupational Health Nurse

Oncology Nurse

Operating Room Registered Nurse

Pediatric Nurse

Psychiatric Nurse

Public Health Nurse

Registered Nurse

School Nurse

Traveling Nurses

Employers/Work Settings

Community Agencies

Corporate Worksites

Emergency Medical Centers

Home Health Care Organizations

Hospitals

Intensive Care Units

Medical Centers/Clinics

Military Sites

Nursing Homes

Operating Rooms

Retirement Communities

Schools

Professional Associations

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