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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4985
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"What Can I Do With a Major in...Nursing?"

Why Major in Nursing?

Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing will use the knowledge, skills and attitudes obtained in the program to:

  • Communicate in a manner that reflects that communication is a reciprocal process utilizing multiple modes in adapting language and communication strategies appropriate to professional role and setting.
  • Demonstrate intellectual skill based on the use of theories and principles guided by logic and sound judgment to allow for the provision of safe quality nursing care. Using reasoning, the student will be able to assess, plan, intervene and evaluate while providing holistic care in diverse environments utilizing pertinent resources.
  • Actively engage in interaction based on mutual respect with collaboration toward goal achievement.
  • Internalize and demonstrate ethically grounded behaviors reflective of the ANA Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2010) and AN A Code of Ethics for Nurses (2008).
  • Organize, store, retrieve, evaluate, synthesize and annotate professionally related information from print, electronic and other sources to make clinical judgements and solve problems.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Acute CareMental Health
Administration of Educational ProgramsMental Health Ethnic Specialist
Administration of Nursing ServiceMidwife
Adolescent Nurse SpecialistNeonatal
Adult Health CareNeurological
Ambulatory Child HealthNurse Researcher
AnesthesiaNursing Health Policy
CardiovascularOccupational Health
College/University Faculty or StaffOncology
Community Health NursePediatric Nursing
Community/Mental HealthPhysiological Nursing
Correctional HealthPractitioner
Critical CarePrimary Ambulatory Care
Delivery of Services-Staff DevelopmentPsychosocial Nursing
Development DisabilitiesPublic Health
Diabetes NursingRehabilitation
Emergency Surgical NurseRespiratory
Family NursingSchool Health
GerontologySpinal Cord Injury Nurse
Hospital AdministrationTranscultural Nursing
Maternity NursingTrauma

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website/Grad School

Nursing Center

Every Nurse
Nurse Week
Medical Staffing Network
Medical Express
Nurse Recruiter
Nursing Jobs On-Line
Campus RN
4 Nursing Jobs
All Nurses
Hot Nurse Jobs
Nursing Jobs411
Great Nurse
RN Wanted
Nurse Portal
Aya Healthcare
Travel Nursing at Travel Nurses Now
Soliant Health
Expedient Medstaff Travel Nursing Jobs
Nursing Job Hub
Travel Nurse Express

Affiliated Organizations

Nursing Associations:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Academy of Nursing
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
American Association for the History of Nursing
American Nurses Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nurses
The International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN)
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Black Nurses Association
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
National League for Nursing
National Student Nurses Association
National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Nursing Organizations Alliance
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Nurse Specialty Associations:
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Association for Death Education and Counseling
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Association of Rehabilitation Nursing
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association
Home Healthcare Nurses Association
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners
National Association of School Nurses
National Gerontological Nursing Association
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Oncology Nursing Society
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
Tobacco Free Nurses

Four-Year Academic Plan

Nursing: B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Kathy Tierney
Career Development Coordinator