Becoming a nurse will open a huge world of professional possibilities. A good first step is to decide what interests you the most about nursing.
Nurses work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They are advocates and health educators for patients, families, and communities. When providing direct patient care, they assess and record symptoms, reactions and progress, act on that assessment, advocate for patient needs, assist providers during surgeries, treatments, and examinations, administer medications, and help in convalescence and rehabilitation. Nurses work in diverse settings from the hospital to the office setting and have varied, interesting roles that adapt as education, skills, and talents advance.
More than 100 different specialties exist within the field of nursing! To learn more about all the different career paths that exist, check out the following tools from Johnson&Johnson’s Discover Nursing campaign.
Find Your Specialty – What kind of nurse do you want to be? If you’ve been thinking about nursing school, are in school now, or are a nurse considering a new specialty, this five-minute test will help you find your best career matches.
Explore Specialties – Learn more about all the different field in nursing by category, degree requirements or job characteristics. Click on any specialty title to learn more about on job duties, education/career paths and other helpful information.
Now that you have an idea of what you might like to do as a nurse, the next step is to get the right education.