Careers & Marketable Skills

BSN-prepared nurses will gain essential skills in critical thinking and change management and will be prepared to lead and promote innovation in health care systems.

Emerging Roles for Nurses 

Example Job Titles

  • Public Health Nursing
  • RN Care Coordinator 
  • Chronic Disease Manager
  • Leadership and Management
  • Team-Based Care Leader
  • RN visits
  • Telehealth
  • Health & Wellness Coach
  • Health Education
  • Disaster Response

Where you might work

  • Public Health Department
  • Veterans Affairs
  • VA Hospitals
  • Primary Care Practice
  • Hospital
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Ambulatory Care Centers
  • Community Health Clinic
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Home Health Nursing
  • Rural Health Center
  • Schools

BSN Marketable skills

Leadership: Understanding of complex systems and theories and utilize evidence-based practice to effectively lead change. Utilize reflective practice and mindfulness techniques to foster a culture of caring for self, clients, and peers.

  • Effective Communication
  • Collaborative
  • Caring Science and Mindfulness Practice
  • Patient Advocate
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Quality Improvement
  • Public Speaking
  • Presentations

Communication: Utilize knowledge of advanced health and prevention assessment and screening to function and intervene effectively within an interdisciplinary team.

  • Physical Assessment
  • Behavioral Health Screening
  • Screening for Alcohol and other drugs
  • Sexual Health Screening
  • Screening for Suicide
  • Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Education: Connect theory to practice and utilize a person-centered approach to prevention and chronic disease management while demonstrating an understanding of social and cultural variances.

  • Trauma Informed
  • Cultural Humility
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Health Coaching

Data Analysis: Ability to assess, research, analyze and apply qualitative and quantitative data to promote improved patient health and safety outcomes.

  • Scientific/ Scholarly writing
  • Literature review

Information Management: Able to analyze population health disparities and apply patient care modalities in a plan of care for rural populations as alternatives to direct patient care.

  • Complex Decision-Making
  • Care Planning and Care Coordination
  • Telehealth
  • Telephone Triage
  • Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

Mission

Humboldt State's RN to BSN Program prepares nurse leaders who are culturally competent in rural areas populated by diverse communities, including indigenous communities. The HSU baccalaureate nurse is an effective practitioner who seeks solutions to societal health needs and problems, understands ethical disparities in healthcare, and advocates for the physical and psychosocial health of the region’s communities.