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Resources For Nursing Careers

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The career center at Boston College is available to assist in exploring careers, finding internships and jobs, and considering graduate school. Please explore their website, stop by their office, or contact them with any questions.

Below are links to nursing specific resources, many of which can also be found on eaglelink.

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NURSING AWARDS/OPPORTUNITIES

CampusRN Massachusetts Nursing Scholarship
Apply to win one of six $2500.00 scholarships.

Minority Nurse Scholarships
Use the Personalized Search Tool to match your background and qualifications to the best scholarships options for you.

National Health Service Corp Scholarship program
This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing primary health care professions training in NHSC-eligible disciplines in return for a commitment to provide health care to communities in need, upon graduation and the completion of training.

National Health Service Corp Loan Repayment program
This national program offers primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid for serving communities in need.

Massachusetts Loan Repayment Program for Health Professionals
The State of Massachusetts offers educational loan repayment as an incentive for health professionals to practice in communities where significant shortages of health care providers and barriers to access have been identified.

 

NURSING CAREER DESCRIPTIONS

Nursing - What can I do with this major?
Excellent overview of career options related to your nursing major.

 

ADVICE & INFORMATION

ADVANCE for Nurses
Provides concise, practical information on clinical, management, professional, and career development issues for nurses practicing in all areas of the profession.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Provides news relevant to Nursing students, information about graduate programs, scholarships, career resources and more.

Best Hospitals Finder
U.S. News and World Report hospital rankings.

Lippincott's Nursing Center
AJN Online; info on nursing forums, journals and articles, licensure and certification information, nursing organizations, continuing education and career guides.

Minority Nurse Magazine
Career and education resource for minority nursing professionals, students, and faculty. Includes information on scholarships and employers.

 

JOB LISTINGS

CampusRN.com
Search jobs; send a question to "Ask the Nurse;" read articles.

MAHospitalCareers.com
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Hospital Association, this website helps you locate jobs in nursing, physical therapy, radiology, orthopedics, and much more.  
Mass.gov

Search for nursing jobs with Massachusetts state agencies. [enter keyword: nursing]

Nurse.com
In addition to scoping out their job listings, you can subscribe to their free magazine.

Nurse Residency Programs
Search for Nurse Residency programs available to new grads throughout the United States, as well as a multitude of scholarships, fellowships, job listings, and relevant articles.

USAJobs
Search for jobs in the federal government.

 

EMPLOYER LISTINGS

Best Hospitals Finder
Want to work in a top hospital? Check out U.S. News and World Report rankings.

CareerShift
BC students may register and use this website to search for potential employers and jobs, and manage their job search process.

Case Management Resource Guide
Database of 110,000 companies in 40 categories of healthcare services and resources, including: Homecare, Rehabilitation, Long-Term Care, Assisted Living Facilities, Subacute Care, Addiction & Psychiatric Services, Pharmaceuticals Companies, Air Medical Transport and much more.

Family Planning Agencies in MA
The Family Planning Program promotes and provides comprehensive family planning services, which include clinic-based services and may include community education and outreach.

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO's) in MA Licensed in Massachusetts with links to their websites.

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
Non-profit community-based organizations offering comprehensive primary and preventive health care, including medical, dental, social and mental health services to anyone in need regardless of their medical status, ability to pay, culture or ethnicity.

 

LICENSING, CERTIFICATION & GRAD SCHOOL

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Contains NCLEX examination information and an interactive NCLEX candidate diagnostic profile. It also includes position papers by the National Council, state nurse practice acts and nursing regulations, and resources for health care consumers

American Nurses Association
A listing of state associations of nursing for all states, commonwealths, and territories can be found here.

BestNursingDegree.com
An excellent way to search for nursing programs by degree and location.

Nursing Continuing Education
Each state's requirements for Continuing Education (CE) credits.

Graduate School Rankings
From U.S. News & World Report

National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Contains NCLEX examination information and an interactive NCLEX candidate diagnostic profile. It also includes position papers by the National Council, state nurse practice acts and nursing regulations, and resources for health care consumers.

Peterson's Database of Nursing Programs
Provides nursing schools or departments, on a voluntary basis, the opportunity to communicate details about their programs to prospective students.

Guide to Hospital Nursing Residency Programs for New B.S.N.s
UPenn's Career Services guide provides a list of hospitals providing structured programs for new B.S.N.s. The guide is organized alphabetically by state.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Nurses Association
A listing of state associations of nursing for all states, commonwealths, and territories can be found here.

Massachusetts Nursing Association
The MNA is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses and health professionals in the state.

National Student Nursing Association
The NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students.

Nursing Associations and Organizations
Links to U.S. and international nursing associations.

 

NURSE PRACTITIONERS

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Job listings (must be a member); publications and research; conferences; Continuing Education. A national non-profit membership organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the ACNP is focused on advocacy and keeping NPs current on legislative, regulatory and clinical practice issues that effect NPs in the rapidly changing health care arena.

Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Supports advanced practice nursing across all specialty areas and organizations in Massachusetts. Includes a For Students section, as well as a Career Center with job listings. Also offers resources on graduate nursing programs, licensing bodies, and nursing organizations.