Careers in Nursing
The demand for nursing professionals is skyrocketing—and the potential is unlimited for nurses. Nothing will help you more to a career in professional nursing than a degree from Wayne State University, College of Nursing.
A nursing degree will provide you with many career options. You could care for patients in hospital settings, including emergency, critical care, operating, surgical, maternity, and other medical units. Opportunities include home care nursing, clinics, hospices, and rehabilitation centers, as well as careers in research, administration and community health.
Nursing is dynamic, challenging, and rewarding. Bachelor of Science nursing students study health promotion, disease prevention, health restoration, health maintenance, and managing individuals and families coping with acute and chronic illnesses. Graduate students acquire the skills required for advanced practice including clinical competencies related to their clinical specialty, leadership qualities, research and educational skills and the ability to practice more autonomously.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for nurses will continue to increase. Graduates of our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program are employed as nurse practioners and clinical nurse specialists in the areas of child and adult health and mental health and community health. Our graduates also practice as family, neonatal, pediatric, adult, women’s health, and acute care nurse practitioners. Graduates of our Ph.D. in Nursing, carry out research, teach, are administrators, project directors, health policy specialists, and chief nurse executives.
The following websites contain more information about becoming a nurse, nursing specialty areas, salaries, and more.