Nursing

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

  • For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for nursing.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
  • Registered Nurses

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Additional Resources

Careers in Nursing

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email (Clinical Placement Coordinator) or .

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Nursing Resume 1 (PDF) and Sample Nursing Resume 2 (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview Questions

Common industry related questions
  • How has your training prepared you for a nursing career?
  • What do you think are the most challenging aspects of meeting patients' needs?
  • How do you handle a request you disagree with?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to intervene for a patient, what you did, and why? What was the outcome?
  • How would you rate yourself in communicating with patients and with families?
  • Can you describe a situation in which you dealt with a difficult family member?
  • How do you motivate patients?
  • Can you describe a time you went beyond the call of duty?
  • Have you ever been in a situation in which a co-worker put a patient in jeopardy? If so, what did you do about it?
  • What would you do if you were asked to float to a specialty area you weren't familiar with?
  • How do you handle delegation issues with unlicensed assistive personnel?
  • What would you do if you were caring for an alert patient who suddenly got acutely confused and disoriented?
  • What would you do if you found an elderly patient on the floor in his room? How would you document it?
  • How would you handle a situation in which you couldn't read a prescriber's orders?
  • Do you have any professional affiliations?
  • What do you do to keep current with medical findings and practices?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.