About the Major

Nursing majors study current trends in health care and focus on wellness/illness concepts and delivery of care in hospital community based settings. While nursing relies heavily on the social abilities of the person giving care, it also requires a large base of scientific knowledge. It is a large occupational arena involving pediatrics, emergency room, intensive care, and more.

Skills and abilities that this major develops include: critical thinking and problem solving, communication skills, teamwork, cultural competency, knowledge of human anatomy, and physiology.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Health care delivery systems
  • Pathophysiology for nursing practice
  • Health assessment

Possible Careers

  • Medical/surgical specialties
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency room
  • Home healthcare
  • Nursing administrator*
  • Care coordinator

*This career requires further education or training.

Where could I work?

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Insurance and health care companies
  • Schools

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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