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Dr. Robert Anders: So, What Are My Career Options?

Life in DenverJune 03, 2016

Nursing Careers Are On The Rise

Nursing jobs are in demand, which is one reason why nursing is such a great career choice. Salary also is generally very good at all levels of nursing…and you don’t have to worry you’ll be stereotyped. As many Denver College of Nursing graduates have discovered, you’ll find there’s a wide variety of specializations and practice areas within the nursing profession.

Find Which Nursing Career Is Best For You

Do you like working with children? Explore your opportunities as a pediatric nurse. Rather work with seniors? Becoming a geriatric nurse may fulfill those career ambitions. Perhaps you want to become a surgical nurse and work alongside surgeons…or a nurse anesthetist who helps administer anesthesia to patients. Nurses also might choose to specialize in OB/GYN, oncology, medical/surgical, or any number of specialty areas.

The possibilities are virtually limitless.

Because some specialties, such as anesthetist, oncology, and surgical/intensive care nursing, require specialized knowledge, they often pay more. And those with nursing degrees often qualify for other opportunities, including as home care providers and travel nurses. 

Explore the World as a Travel Nurse

In many cases, travel nurses can be assigned to various cities across the country and work in hospitals, clinics, or facilities for several months at a time. If you’re looking for a little adventure in life, that could be an option worth considering.

Check out the Denver College of Nursing programs to see what other doors nursing might open for you…and then start making a difference!

Dr. Anders is a Fellow of the Academy of Nursing Education and elected to the American Academy of Nursing.