In spite of being one of the most storied and established of career choices, nursing still has a lot of new adventures and opportunities to offer of any career field. Here are a few of the most in-demand options now available to choose from in nursing.
1. Forensic nursing – The rapid advances in law enforcement, coupled with greater publicity from television programs dealing with forensics, have led to forensic nursing becoming a very exciting place to pursue a nursing career. Whether collecting DNA evidence at a crime scene to testifying at a criminal trial, this is a career with no ceiling on opportunities. You also have the opportunity to assist victims of crime as they struggle to deal with assault and other violations of the law. Your background as a nurse will also give you the opportunity to examine evidence and to then ensure that it is properly preserved for trial.
2. Legal nursing – With training and a nursing license, some nurses are earning upwards of $150 per hour as nurse legal consultants. In essence you get to become a nurse detective as you analyze challenging and complex medical records in support of legal cases. An especially exciting aspect of this career can come when you are called upon to testify in criminal trials. Rare are the rewards of being able to see justice come about because of your training and expertise.
3. Military nursing – This is one of the fast-growing segments of nursing. You’ll have the opportunity to serve your country while also assisting soldiers who have been wounded or injured in battle. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive advanced training not available to those in a civilian-nursing career. Not to mention the chance to travel the world and have most if not all of your training paid for. A military nursing career truly offers the best of both worlds. It is also a fantastic springboard into non-military nursing service.