Career Paths

Students with college degrees in nursing (as opposed to basic technical or practical training) will be prepared for a wide variety of professional opportunities in the field. Nurses are highly in demand in many different sectors of the health services industry. As you earn more advanced degrees in nursing, you will get increasingly specialized training and may be eligible for higher-paying jobs. All nurses need to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) in order to become Registered Nurses (RNs).

BS students who don’t already have an RN license must gain considerable clinical experience before treating patients on their own. Under supervision, they will treat patients, administer medicine, administer medical procedures and tests, and analyze patient reports, among other tasks. Most BS degrees will require students to successfully complete courses such as:

  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Human anatomy & physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Variety of clinical experiences in different health care settings
  • Nursing care of women & children
  • Nursing care of the adults & elderly
  • Mental health nursing
  • Community and Public Health

BS graduates may go on to have successful careers in specialized fields such as:

  • Emergency room care
  • Home healthcare
  • Mental health
  • Critical care
  • Oncology
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • International heath care settings
  • Military health care

Contact Us

Nursing Department

Chair: Mary D. Bantell

Mary Taylor House
8 a.m.–4 p.m., M–F
603-535-2703
lreed@plymouth.edu
(Laurie Reed,
Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603.535.2854

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #57
Plymouth, NH 03264

Recent News

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education scheduled accreditation visit to PSU School of Nursing: comments solicited

Scholarship Opportunity

Private Scholarships: Private foundations, civic organizations and others are a great resource for additional scholarship monies.