Nursing Specialties and Career Opportunities
Nursing majors have diverse opportunities and job titles. As a graduate of York College’s Nursing program, you may:
- Provide patient care for infants, children, adults, and seniors
- Specialize in cardiac, pulmonary, neurology, and more
- Start a healthcare business
- Work in a hospital, clinic, or hospice
- Specialize in military, disaster relief, or mission nursing
- Educate patients, families, and communities
- Teach nursing students and conduct research
- Pursue higher education by earning your masters degree in nursing through our MSN program
Types of Nurses
Nurses are high in demand. WIth the field constantly evolving and growing, there are a number of different types of nurses you can become. Nurses have the opportunity to specialize and pursue career paths such as:
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Cardiac Nurse
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
- Critical Care Nurse
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- ER Nurse
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Geriatric Nursing
- Pediatric Nurse
- Travel Nurse
- and more…
Our graduates work for medical facilities such as the American Red Cross, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Department of Veteran Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical, UPMC, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and Wellspan York Hospital.
How much do nurses earn? The median annual wage for registered nurses was $75,330 in May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Benefits of a Nursing Degree
Nursing is one of the fastest-growing jobs in healthcare. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment for nurses will grow by 7% over the next ten years. According to the BLS, "Registered nurses who have a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one. Employers also may prefer candidates who have some related work experience or certification in a specialty area."
In addition to job security in a growing field, a career in nursing offers a number of other benefits:
- Wide variety of specialities
- Opportunities for full- or part-time employment
- Opportunities for advanced practice or graduate-level study
Our Career Development Center can help nursing students in their employment searches.