Nursing is a science and an art that focuses on promoting a good quality of life. It is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families and communities in attaining, maintaining and recovering optimal health. Students entering the pre-nursing curriculum at K-State take courses in preparation to transfer to a school that offers a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Prerequisites vary considerably and can change frequently depending on the schools of nursing to which students plan to apply. Generally about 65 credit hours are required before transferring to a school of nursing, although this varies.

Related career titles

There are variety of specializations within the field of nursing. Some of these career titles are as follows:

Registered Nurse
Emergency/Trauma nurse
Long-term care nurse
Medical/Surgical nurse
Nurse educator
Oncology nurse
*Nurse anesthetist
*Nurse practitioner

*these career titles require further education

Resources available in ACIC*

Careers for Caring People and Other Sensitive Types
Careers in Health Care
Careers in Science
Everything Guide to Careers in Health Care, The
Exploring Health Care Careers
Licensed Occupations in Kansas
Opportunities in Forensic Science Careers
Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers
Opportunities in Holistic Health Care Careers
Opportunities in Nursing Careers
Opportunities in Nursing
Opportunities in Paramedical Careers
Science Careers
Top 100 Health-Care Careers

*Books are available for a 2-day checkout period.

Related pre-nursing links

K-State Pre-Health Profession Website

All Nursing Schools

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

American Nurses Association

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