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The Nursing Career Reference Guide

The medical field is one of the most important areas of study, and professionals in this occupation are constantly in demand. In particular, the nursing industry is one of the most rewarding, as well as challenging professions. To assist in learning more about the nursing profession, we have gathered a collection of resources on the topic:

Health Related Job Listing Websites

  • Health Careers - This website provides information about career in the healthcare industry along with the skills and education needed.
  • Healthcare Jobs - This section of Monster.com will help you find job postings in all of the healthcare related fields as well as news on health care jobs.
  • Jobs at The National Institutes of Health - The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency-making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.
  • Health Careers Education - A website from the California Department of Education aimed at providing information about health careers and the education needed.
  • Nursing Jobs - This resource provides information on a wide range of nursing jobs available.

Healthcare Resources

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - A career guide to the health care industry. Learn about information such as earnings, work conditions, and occupations in the healthcare industry.
  • Health Care Credentialing - A collection of data that breaks down the basics of the most commonly requested healthcare credentials.
  • Nursing on the Net: A sampling of resources available for nursing professionals.
  • US Department of Health and Human Services - This governmental resource is for all things health related.
  • HITSP - The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel. This site provides information on the industry standards for health organizations.
  • National Library of Medicine - This website provides outstanding information on all things health related. You can search for specific topics.

Credential Agencies

Professional Healthcare Associations

  • AAPA - The American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • AAOHN - The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • AANP - The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • ACPE - The American College of Physician Executives
  • AMT - The American Medical Technologists
  • ASGS - The American Society of General Surgeons
  • AAOHN - The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
  • HIMSS - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.