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What are my career options besides teaching?

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM
Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital
Special Author for Diversitynursing.com 


Question:I am a minority RN. I am graduating this May with my master’s of science in nurse education. My question is what kind of career choice do I have other than teaching? I enjoy teaching students but what other choices do I have?

Teresa L.

Answer: 

Dear Teresa,

Congratulations on your degree!

With your degree, you are very well prepared to:

  • Practice as a Faculty or Clinical Instructor in schools of nursing
  • Staff Development positions in health care institutions in any setting — ambulatory, acute etc.
  • Nurse Educator on hospital units, orientation team, and curriculum development to name a few

Great resources that I recommend for you include:

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/occupation-finder.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Registered Nurses,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited March 14, 2017).

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Health Educators and Community Health Workers,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm (visited March 13, 2017).


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