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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

Berkeley Career Exploration Links
Descriptions of possible careers and graduate school programs.

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.

Boston College Career Network
Alumni who have volunteered to serve as career advisers and networking contacts. Best search is "By Major" - choose Nursing.

CampusRN2RN
A social network for current and future nurses to share their thoughts and experiences with each other.

Donna Cardillo and Associates
Donna Cardillo, RN has been referred to as the ‘guru’ of career development for nurses. Donna is a professional keynote speaker, author, consultant, and coach. Her accomplished career combines over 20 years of clinical, managerial and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer. Donna’s clinical experience includes emergency and psychiatric nursing.

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
The career and education resource for minority nursing professionals, students, and faculty. Includes information on scholarships and employers

Nursing - The Ultimate Adventure
Includes such topics as Tips to Surviving Nursing School; Tips on Being a Mom and a Nursing Student; Is Nursing for You? and Nursing in the New Millennium.

Onward Healthcare
Access to thousands of nationwide travel nurse jobs, as well as information on how to get started, travel nursing news, and resources.

JOB LISTINGS

Aya Travel Nursing Jobs
Source for travel nursing jobs, permanent nursing jobs, per diem nursing jobs and related nursing employment information.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Nursing Jobs
Job listings at BIDMC from all over Massachusetts.

Boston Globe's Jobs
Also a resume bank, list of career-related events, and useful articles; powered by Monster.

Boston Herald's Job Find
From all over New England and includes a resume bank where you can post your resume; powered by Monster.

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

CampusRN, Massachusetts Edition
Visit CampusRN to search for thousands of jobs and scholarships in your area.

CareerBuilder
Classified ads from approximately 90 major U.S. newspapers. 

CareerNurse
A job bulletin published twice a month and features training and employment opportunities in Nursing.

Expedient Medstaff Travel Nursing Jobs
A travel nurse agency.

Georgetown University Hospital
Division of Nursing opportunities.

Health eCareers
A customizable experience with the news, information, events, career resources and employment opportunities in health care.

HospitalLink
State-by-state links to most of the hospitals that have Web sites. Though you will have to search at each hospital site for the job listings, this is a potential gold-mine of jobs not advertised anywhere else.

Lahey Clinic
Job openings throughout Massachusetts with a physician-led, nonprofit group practice with nearly 450 physicians and more than 4,000 nurses.

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

Making the Difference
Job profiles and listings for federal employment opportunities in the field of medicine — including many clinical, research, public health and health policy positions.

Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses
This job board is custom tailored for the nursing industry.

Massachusetts Nurses Association
Job listings in MA, New England & beyond; links to professional associations; information on Continuing Education classes and a link to the Board of Registration.

Monument Healthcare Professionals
Focuses on the recruitment and placement of physicians, nurses, and specialists looking to enhance their careers and enrich their lives with premier employment opportunities. 

MyHealthJobs.com
Connects Employers to Job Seekers using Social Media Technologies, designed to help employers and recruiters find the right candidates.

NationJob Online Jobs Database
Many nursing jobs openings, mostly outside of New England, and primarily in the Midwest.

Nurses123.com
Source for nursing jobs across USA, research healthcare facilities, career related information and travel nursing.

NursingJobsHelp.com
Job listings and career-related resources.

Nursing-Jobs.US
Permanent, per diem, or traveling nursing jobs; in-patient, out-patient or hospice, this website is partnered with hospitals, travel nurse companies and recruitment agencies.

NurseUniverse.com
Search for nursing jobs or post your resume.

Nurse.com
In addition to scoping out their job listings, you can subscribe to their free magazines, Nursing Spectrum or Nurseweek.

Nursing Career Networks Powered by AfterCollege
A database of nursing jobs available to Connell School of Nursing Students.

Onward Healthcare
Access to thousands of nationwide travel nurse jobs, as well as information on how to get started and travel nursing news and resources.

RN.com
Offers quality, ANCC accredited continuing education and information resources to better your professional career.

TravelNursing.org

A free career resource for nurses researching career opportunities and searching for positions in the exciting field of travel nursing.

 

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

 

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

Guide to Licensure by State
Offers advice and addresses, phone numbers, and valuable information to obtain a license from any state.

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

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

Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses
Seeks to strengthen the leadership role of the public health nurses within the Commonwealth.

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
Web links for over 80 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.

American College of Nurse Practitioners
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. The College is the only membership directed organization for NPs - meaning the ACNP sets its annual agenda and policies based on the consensus of its members.

Nurse Practitioner Central
Provides CE listings, NP programs, and classes on how to make your practice more efficient and more successful. We offer access to resources including legislative contacts, Medicare information, press releases, and book & product reviews.

Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
The Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP) was organized in 1992 to provide focused representation and support of issues relevant to all Massachusetts Nurse Practitioners regardless of specialty or organizational affiliation.