Are you passionate about caring for others? Are you a people person who believes in improving the health of individuals and diverse communities, both locally and globally? Do you want to make a true difference in a hands-on way and become a leader in Canada’s health care system once out of university? Perhaps the Nursing degree is right for you.

Career Options in Nursing

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Nursing degree than others.

  • Acute Care Nurse
  • Case Manager
  • Child Care Specialist
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Community Nurse
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Family Nurse
  • Fly-in Nurse
  • Fundraiser
  • Gerontologist
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Home Care Nurse
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Hospital Nurse
  • International Aid Worker
  • Medical Writer
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Non-Profit Organization Worker
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Pharmaceutical Representative
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Private Clinic Administrator
  • Private Nurse
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Registered Nurse
  • Researcher
  • Retirement Residence Director
  • Social Worker
  • Toxicologist
  • Weight Loss Counsellor

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.