Pre-Nursing

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. Nurses promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. They have a unique scope of practice and can practice independently, although they also collaborate with all members of the healthcare team to provide the care needed by each patient as an individual. 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). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nursing is among the Top Ten Occupations with the Largest Job Growth. Nurses are hands-on health professionals who provide focused and highly personalized care. The field has a wide range of career opportunities, ranging from entry-level practitioner to doctoral-level researcher. Nurses also serve as advocates for patients, families, and communities. They develop and manage nursing care plans; instruct patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health.

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
*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 checkout.

Related pre-nursing links

K-State Pre-Health Profession Website
http://courses.k-state.edu/catalog/undergraduate/as/prehealth.html

All Nursing Schools
http://www.allnursingschools.com

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
http://www.aanp.org/

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
http://www.aana.com/

American Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org

Discover Nursing
http://www.discovernursing.com

ExploreHealthCareers.org
http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Field.6.aspx

Nursing Career Guide
http://www.nursingexplorer.com/careers

Nursing Centralized Application System (NCAS)
http://www.nursingcas.org/

Nursing Entrance Exams Guide
http://www.nursingexplorer.com/nursing-entrance-exams