With the health care industry booming, you may wonder what career opportunities are available that don’t require years of study and thousands upon thousands of dollars of college debt. Two health care career paths that you can pursue after only a short period of education include licensed practical nurse (LPN) and nursing assistant. While there . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain About 40,000 infants are born below the normal weight each year, according to the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Neonatal nurses are the nurses who provide care to these babies and other newborns that are experiencing issues. In order to become a neonatal nurse, you will need to become . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain Genetics is the study of genes, building blocks passed down from parent to child that, according to Medline Plus, makes up who a person is. Mutations in genetics can lead to medical disorders. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, genetics nurses are registered nurses (RNs) who help patients . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain A cardiac care nurse or cardiovascular nurse is a nurse who treats patients that either have heart conditions or have had heart surgery. In fact, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) reports that in 2017, there were 3,244 heart transplants and 29 heart and lung transplants. The Healthcare Cost . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report 7.5% of the US population or 20.1 million Americans aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder. Addiction nurses, or substance abuse nurses, as they are sometimes referred to as, are registered nurses (RNs) who help . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain If you care about others and want to help those around you stay healthy, public health nursing might be your calling. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) defines public health nursing as “the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, . . .
If you’re interested in helping mothers bring their children into the world, you might want to become a nurse midwife. The path to this highly rewarding job begins with the credentials and experience of a registered nurse (RN). Also, you’ll have to attain an advanced degree and an additional certification. Then you can prepare for . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain If you’re interested in becoming a nurse anesthetist, you should know what the path to this high-paying advanced nursing career involves. First, you will need to start out with the credentials and experience of a registered nurse (RN). Then, you’ll have to attain an advanced degree and an additional license, . . .
IMAGE SOURCE: Pixabay, public domain Not everyone with a degree in nursing works directly in providing patient care. In fact, many of the highest paying jobs you can get with a nursing degree are in administration, leadership, education and research roles. You will need at least a bachelor’s degree, if not a graduate or doctoral . . .