Completion of a BSN degree affords nurses a variety of advancement in their practice setting and/or helps the nurse to pursue new career opportunities.

More and more, hospitals and health care providers prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor’s degree. UMA’s program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be successful in expanded nursing roles. A high percentage of those enrolled in UMA’s program go on to graduate school.

Settings for career opportunities include:

Acute Care

  • Clinical practice in a variety of inpatient settings:
    • Medical Surgical
    • Critical Care
    • Pediatrics
    • Obstetrics
    • Emergency or Trauma Nursing
    • Behavioral Health
  • Nurse Educator (in some settings)
  • Nurse Manager (in some settings)


  • Public Health Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Home Health or Hospice Nursing
  • Care Manager
  • Wellness Coach

Graduate School Opportunities and Advanced Practice Roles:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Manager
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Leader (CNL)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • PhD in nursing research or nursing science

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