Careers in Nursing: Learn Expert Tips During National Nurses Week

Nurses play an integral role in nearly every doctor’s office or hospital visit – they change bandages, administer medication and chart patients’ medical information, and that’s only a fraction of what they do on a daily basis. They often have many more duties and are more skilled than the general public realizes. As such, sometimes they don’t get the recognition they deserve.

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week across the United States. Rasmussen College is planning to recognize these important healthcare providers with a Career Chat designed to offer more information about careers in nursing.

Nurses are in demand in today’s job market, both licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs). In fact, LPN and RN jobs are expected to grow more than 20% through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Are you interested in this profession and want to know more?

Gain insight from nursing and career experts

Whether you’re just starting your nursing career, or want to advance it, expert advice can be invaluable.

Get insight into the hiring process from Lee Bonds. Bonds has recruited nurses, nursing administrators, physicians and nursing directors for hospitals and other medical facilities for more than 20 years. She also owned her own temporary- and direct-hire agency for nine years.

Bonds will be joined by Rasmussen College career experts:

  • Tamryn Hennessy, national director of career services
  • Ashley Elmer, career services advisor
  • Grant Tilus, inbound marketing specialist and in-house career insights data researcher

Join our Career Chat

Our Careers in Nursing Career Chat will address any questions you have about this exciting career whether you’re just getting started or you’re already the midst of earning your practical nursing or RN to BSN degree.

Who: Rasmussen College career experts and special guest Lee Bonds.

What: You’ll learn about the skills needed to start or advance your own nursing career. We’ll also discuss resume tips, typical nursing duties and career advancement opportunities. We’ll be taking live questions from Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

When: May 10, 12:00-12:45 p.m. CST

Where: The Careers in Nursing Career Chat will take place via Google+ Hangouts on Air

Add this Career Chat to your calendar so you don’t miss out on these valuable nursing career insights!

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Elizabeth is a freelance writer for Collegis education who writes student-focused articles on behalf of Rasmussen College. She enjoys writing engaging content to help former, current and future students on their path to a rewarding education.

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