Registered nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States, with employment opportunities growing faster than the average for all occupations through 2010 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics). The role of nursing in health care is growing. From the staff nurse, to the nurse practitioner, to the nurse educator, opportunities abound. Not only can you select the field and career track right for you, you can choose from numerous healthcare venues, including hospitals, nursing homes, education, urgent care and traveling nurse opportunities.
Nursing offers its practitioners enormous flexibility. RNs are one of the few professionals with the unique opportunity to work almost anywhere in the world. Jobs are available in urban centers, small cities, resort towns, suburban communities, and rural areas, as well as the armed services, the Peace Corps, and overseas. Schedules can be selected and modified to fit an individual's changing needs. Nurses can work full- or part-time, by the day, week or month. They can work eight or twelve hours a day, selecting from night, evening, or day shifts.
Find out what a career in nursing offers. Use the navigation at right, and throughout NYSNA's Web site, for detailed information on New York's schools of nursing, the various fields of study offered, and scholarship and loan opportunities. You may discover that nursing is the career of choice — for you!
NYSNA's “Nursing... The Career of Choice” brochure contains information on opportunities, salaries and details about becoming a nurse. Available by mail, NYSNA members are entitled to a free copy. Pricing for additional copies is:
Quantity discounts of 5% (for 10-24 copies) or 10% (for 25-49 copies) are available. Bulk purchases (for career fairs, school visits, etc.) of 50 ($15.) or 100 copies ($25.) are also available (prices do not include tax or shipping and handling).
Contact Nursing Practice and Nursing Education at 518.782.9400, ext. 282 or by e-mail.