Career Resources

Career Resources

Career Decision Making

Nursing is a diverse field. There are more than 100 fields within nursing! To begin exploring your options visit: The Campaign for Nursing.

If you are having trouble defining your professional goals or designing the best path for you to reach those goals, make an appointment with the Career Counseling Officer. The Career Counseling Officer will meet with you on your campus of choice (Blackwood, New Brunswick or Newark). Contact Ceil O’Callaghan at ceil.ocallaghan@rutgers.edu to schedule an appointment.

Preparing for your Professional Future: A Four-Year Journey

Congratulations! You have started the exciting journey to become a nurse. However, the four years you’ll spend on this journey will pass very quickly. With planning regarding where you are headed, you can make the most of your time and position yourself effectively to join the profession in a way that is most meaningful to you.

Spend these next four years building not only the skills, knowledge and judgement you will need to be a nurse, but also the professionalism needed to be a successful leader in the field. Participate in opportunities that will enable you to enter the profession with confidence and presence.
Professionalism encompasses skill development, judgement, work ethic and personal presence. Your academic program will provide you with the tools you need to successfully perform the tasks of nursing and to enhance your professional judgement, but there are things you can do to ensure that you are able to demonstrate a positive work ethic and personal presence. Intentionally engaging in this four-year plan is an excellent way to start your journey.

Becoming a Professional Nurse: A 4-Year Journey

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