The traditional image of nurses working at the bedside in hospitals is only one of the many opportunities nurses can fulfill today in our health care system and beyond.
The scope of nursing practice also encompasses health promotion and the delivery of primary health care services to individuals, families and communities as well as other spheres of practice, such as government, health policy settings, and research.
The career choices open to Registered Nurses today are unlimited. As a graduate of the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program, you will find opportunities for a career:
- In the community: in public health nursing, home care nursing, community health nursing and working in ambulatory clinics, health centres, primary health care facilities, street health organizations, occupational health settings, and long term care settings.
- In acute care and hospital settings: providing care to patients with acute and chronic conditions across a variety of units as well as in areas like rehabilitation and outpatient care.
- In research: working in areas of research and implementation, as members of interprofessional and nursing research teams.
- In global health settings: in addition to opportunities across Ontario, graduates of the Post Diploma Degree program can find opportunities as part of emergency, relief and community-building teams across the globe.
After graduation, you may also decide to expand your career choices and advancement opportunities even further by pursuing graduate studies in nursing.