Career Options

 

Nursing is a career that uniquely brings together scientific knowledge, cutting-edge technical skills, caring and compassion. Every day nurses take satisfaction in the multiple ways they help people.

Currently, nursing is the largest health care profession in the United States. In 2016, there were 2,955,200 million Registered Nurses (RNs).  Nurses are the largest single part of any hospital staff. They are the primary providers of hospital patient care and deliver most of the care in nursing homes and home health.  The need for skilled, knowledgeable and caring nurses is continually on the rise. 

 

Employment Opportunities for Utah Valley University Nursing Graduates  

  • Hospitals including: Medical/surgical, obstetrics, new-born nurseries, pediatrics, intensive care, coronary care, operating room, recovery room, oncology, emergency, trauma, psychiatric/mental health, and others.
  • Hospitals including: Medical/surgical, obstetrics, new-born nurseries, pediatrics, intensive care, coronary care, operating room, recovery room, oncology, emergency, trauma, psychiatric/mental health, and others.
  • Long-term care centers (rehabilitation, nursing homes, hospice)
  • Community health clinics
  • Freestanding outpatient and surgery centers
  • Home health care
  • School nursing
  • Nursing Education including: Colleges and universities, patient education, staff development, on-site clinical coordination
  • Business Health Centers, including: Occupational safety, consultation, education
  • Military
  • Humanitarian

 

Employment Outlook

 The job outlook for employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur primarily because of technological advancements; an increased emphasis on preventative care; and the large, aging baby-boomer population who will demand more healthcare services as they live longer and more active lives. The mean salary for BSN educated nurses in the metropolis areas of Utah is $57,782.00

 

Continuing Education for Nurses

NP

Nurse Anesthesiologists

Nurse Midwives

DNP

PhD

 

Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Outlook Handbook Edition, Registered Nurses

www.indeed.com/salaries/Nurse-Salaries,-Utah

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm