to be a Nurse
Create Your Own Career Path!
Nursing is a great career choice. It’s progressive, dynamic, flexible, and there are plenty of career options
from which to choose. You can provide hands-on care, manage teams, educate the next generation,
or even shape health care delivery. Check out the career paths below and find your perfect fit.
So you’ve decided to become a nurse. Congratulations! Now, what do you do? Open the door to opportunities and shape a rewarding future with ANA’s Becoming a Nurse Toolkit. You’ll find everything you need to get started – from choosing a nursing program to obtaining your license to landing your first job. With ANA, you can begin your nursing career with confidence!
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Lean into leadership. Solicit honest feedback. Learn to say no. Find these topics and more on
NurseSpeak, ANA’s official professional development blog. Whether you’re a new grad, soon to retire,
or anywhere in between, get advice that will help you make the most of your nursing career.
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