• Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    in Nursing

    With the educational foundation necessary to succeed, Worcester State University nursing graduates assume leadership roles throughout Massachusetts and beyond, actively shaping the health care of tomorrow. Our graduates are making a difference in a variety of health-care settings, including hospitals, public-health agencies, schools, long-term care facilities, visiting nurse associations, and mental health agencies.

    Recently, they were among the 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates who said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment and the 91% who reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. After all, 100% of the 2016 graduating class of nursing students passed the NCLEX exam. A bachelor’s degree in nursing enables you to earn a median annual salary of over $68,000.

    Sample Careers
    • Clinical practice nurse
    • Advanced public health nurse
    • Occupational health nurse
    • Nurse educator
    • Nurse practitioner
    • Nursing researcher
    Sample Recent Employers
    • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • Boston Medical Center
    • Children’s Hospital Boston
    • Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital
    • Health Alliance Hospital
    • Marlborough Hospital
    • UMass Memorial Medical Center
    • Watertown Health Department
  • Elizabeth Dugas

    Elizabeth Dugas Photo
    Class of 2018
    Nursing Major; Concentration in Global Studies
    Career goal: nurse with Doctors Without Borders
    Activities: Active Minds, residence assistant, campus tour guide, orientation leader, tutor for sophomore nursing students, Chartwells catering server

    In addition to her work for Active Minds on the local and national level, Elizabeth Dugas hopes to find an internship in mental health nursing or clinical pediatrics. After graduating, she wants to work for Doctors without Borders and then return to the United States to earn her master’s degree in nursing and eventually become a professor of nursing. “I feel like I should understand the world before I go out in the world,” she says.



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