Stephen F. Austin State University

Career Opportunities

For a registered nurse, there are many career opportunities in a variety of fields within nursing. At this point in time, the job outlook is very good, particularly for nurses with expertise in a specialty field. Salary depends upon the place of employment and years of experience.

Most registered nurses are employed in hospital settings, with an increasing number being employed in community health agencies, long-term care facilities and psychiatric facilities. There are many fields within nursing such as:

Nurses who obtain a master's degree in nursing have opportunities to practice as nurse anesthetists, midwives, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists.

For more information, contact the School of Nursing at or 936.468.3604.