Explore Career Options

Is a career in nursing right for you?

If you are a motivated, hard-working, and caring person who enjoys the challenges of new learning opportunities, nursing is an ideal career for you.

An IU School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) positions you for a rewarding career with the option to pursue leadership roles and graduate study. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses are highly sought after and the degree is the preferred entry level for nurses in today’s complex healthcare environment. Potential employers will recognize you as highly skilled and well-prepared because of our strong reputation in clinical preparation.

Our students also learn important critical thinking and communication skills, explore the impact of healthcare policy on care delivery, collaborate inter-professionally, and develop a strong understanding of the evolving healthcare landscape.

With the foundation our BSN provides, you’ll be more than employable. You’ll also be well-prepared for graduate programs that can take your career and passions to the next level. Maybe you are interested in nurse-led research. Advanced practice jobs such as Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner are high-paying and in great demand. There are countless specialties in nursing out there for you to explore.

Careers in nursing:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
  • School nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse educator
  • Leadership
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse manager
  • Nurse researcher
  • Travel nurse
  • Nurse care coordinator
  • Forensic nurse

Specialization: Find your calling

Are you passionate about caring for children and families? Sharing what you know through teaching? Researching and developing new advancements in heathcare delivery? Once you’ve earned your BSN, you can deepen and advance in the practice you love.

Our graduate degrees and certificates allow you to specialize in areas such as:

  • Psychiatry-Mental Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Adult-Gerontology
  • Clinical Nursing Science
  • Nursing Education