Information for Guidance Counselors

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Guidance Counselors play a vital role in assisting students with choices that will affect their future. It is our hope that you will utilize the information presented here to help students who might be interested in a career in nursing to make the right educational choices for their future.

Points to Stress to Students
Nursing is a people oriented profession requiring a high level of intelligence, critical thinking skills and compassion. It is both a challenging and rewarding career.

Nursing offers a broad array of career choices and work settings for both males and females.

Some of the possible work settings are:

  • Hospital
  • Home Health
  • Business and Industry
  • Public Health
  • Schools
  • Military
  • Clinics
  • Doctor's Offices
  • Long Term Care

Some of the specialty areas nurses work in are:

  • Newborn care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Geriatric Care
  • Critical Care
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Operating Room
  • Emergency
  • Trauma/Flight Nursing
  • Pediatrics
  • Research
  • Diabetic Care
  • Nursing Education

Some of the opportunities for career advancement are:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Nurse Executive
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Consultant
  • Nurse Researcher

Levels of education and practice include:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree