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5 Nursing Jobs You Never Knew You Always Wanted

When you think of nursing jobs, do you think of long hours on the hospital floor, taking care of patients with handsome doctors who go by nicknames like Dr. McDreamy and Amal Clooney’s Husband?

Okay well, the long hours are very real when you have a nursing job, you’ve got us there, but there are actually a lot of different places you can work once you pass the NCLEX®. Feel like you’re too busy studying to decide where you want to be post-nursing school graduation? That’s where Picmonic comes in. Try Picmonic’s visual study guides to help you study way more in much less time. Picmonic uses stories to help you learn or review over 900 key nursing topics and 8000+ facts in an unforgettable way so you can have your top choice nursing job pick.

If you haven’t started looking yet, let us help you! Here are five nursing jobs you didn’t even know you wanted.

1. School Nurse

Remember when you were a kid and you’d get sent to the nurse for an icepack or a bandaid? Now, you can be on the opposite end of that taking care of sick kiddos and sending the fakers back to class. School nurses don’t make the most money compared to other nursing jobs, but they do get two months off in the summer plus winter and spring breaks. Not too shabby if you ask us.

2. Certified Nurse Midwife

Midwifery is coming back into vogue as more and more women opt for midwives during their birthing process. Midwives work alongside OB/GYN physicians to help the doctor perform a wide range of services for women. Most midwives work in a variety of settings including birthing centers and private practices. Interested in birthing some babies? Picmonic has an entire obstetrics mnemonic study guide to prepare you for that nursing job!

3. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Why should you be so interested in being a CRNA? Well, first of all, you can work in a variety of facilities including dental offices or hospitals for both inpatient and outpatient procedures. This gives you tons of options when it comes to career paths. Second, you’re looking at between $105 and $130k annually. Sounds pretty good now, huh? This field is pretty competitive and it takes a lot of studying, but Picmonic has you covered with our visual study aids. We’ll get you ready to go ace your NCLEX in no time.

4. Nurse Researcher

With a salary reaching close to $100k, a nurse researcher is a rewarding nursing job that many different types of healthcare settings are desperately in need of. You can work in a medical lab, a university lab, or even for a non-profit organization. Let us warn you, however, that tons of writing is usually required in this job. Nurse researchers spend a lot of their time writing journal reports so make sure you’re a nurse who also knows (and enjoys!) proper grammar!

5. Public Health Nurse

A public health nurse is a form of nursing that helps communities learn medical information, such as treatments and disease prevention, that may otherwise never be taught in their community. There are many different paths that public health nurses can take. You can work with children and teens or even the elderly to help them to understand medical information and how their bodies grow and change with age. The workplace varies from state to state, but most public health nurses work in schools, hospitals, or clinics.

Preparing for Nursing Jobs

With all these amazing nursing jobs, it’s no wonder you can hardly wait to study! Just kidding. If you’re having a hard time getting in the mood to start learning, Picmonic can help make it fun! With Picmonic’s visual study aids you can learn a lot in just a little amount of time. Review faster and remember more with our “spaced repetition” approach that automatically delivers a Daily Quiz tailored 100% to what you need most so you can pass the NCLEX the first time. Sign up for a free trial today! It’ll make studying to land a nursing job you love so much easier.


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Marlee Liberman

Marlee Liberman, RN, Master Nursing Scholar

As a registered nurse, Marlee understands the struggles that nursing school throws at you – not to mention the overwhelming pressure preparing for the NCLEX®! Marlee brings a unique skill set and perspective to Picmonic with her previous degree in broadcast journalism, her creativity in video production, and her wandering nomad lifestyle. Her blend of talents provides her with the knack for simplifying complicated concepts and demystifying the world of nursing.

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