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Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Nursing

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Nursing from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
Registered Nurses


Additional Resources - Careers in Nursing

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Health Care Providers
  • Vault Career Guide to Nursing

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

 

TU Nursing Admissions and Retention Coordinator: Ms. Brook Necker

 

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions for all candidates, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • How has your training prepared you for a nursing career?
  • What do you think are the most challenging aspects of meeting patients' needs?
  • How do you handle a request you disagree with?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to intervene for a patient, what you did, and why? What was the outcome?
  • How would you rate yourself in communicating with patients and with families?
  • Can you describe a situation in which you dealt with a difficult family member?
  • How do you motivate patients?
  • Can you describe a time you went beyond the call of duty?
  • Have you ever been in a situation in which a co-worker put a patient in jeopardy? If so, what did you do about it?
  • What would you do if you were asked to float to a specialty area you weren't familiar with?
  • How do you handle delegation issues with unlicensed assistive personnel?
  • What would you do if you were caring for an alert patient who suddenly got acutely confused and disoriented?
  • What would you do if you found an elderly patient on the floor in his room? How would you document it?
  • How would you handle a situation in which you couldn't read a prescriber's orders?
  • Do you have any professional affiliations?
  • What do you do to keep current with medical findings and practices?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

 

 

The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu



 

Department of Nursing

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

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Learn more about careers in nursing by visiting the career resource library.

 


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