Alternative Nursing Careers for RNs

When you commit to earning your Bachelor of Science in nursing, you’re paving the way for nursing career options both inside and outside hospitals.

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As a Harding University nursing student, the degree you’ll earn will prepare you to step into alternative nursing careers such as the following:

Travel Nurse

Nurses are in high demand almost everywhere, so if you've ever considered testing out a new location while developing your nursing career, travel nursing might be the right match for you!

While you may require a few years of experience before taking contracts via a travel nurse staffing service, this career path allows you to explore new regions that you may otherwise not have the opportunity to.

School Nurse

If you love working with kids, a career as a school nurse may be right for you. School nurses deal with bumps and bruises from the playground, diagnose illnesses, provide education and determine when a student may need further care.

Plastic Surgery Nurse

These nurses help provide support and guidance to those undergoing cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgery nurses help patients prepare for their procedures and aid them in their recovery and continuing care.

Legal Nurse Consultant

Employed by law firms, insurance companies and government agencies, legal nurse consultants share their knowledge to advise on medical and legal cases. Registered nurses in this role study evidence and serve as subject matter experts, according to the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

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Contact us for more information on how Harding’s ABSN program prepares students for all kinds of nursing careers.