ExploreEmployment opportunities for nurses this spring

Many nonclinical roles are ideal for people with a background in clinical nursing, and health care-related skills and expertise are often in high demand by a variety of employers. Here are some nonclinical career options for nurses who wish to make a change:

Health care administration

Health care administration or hospital executive is an excellent option for nurses with clinical experience who would like to make a career transition into an administrative leadership role. Health care administration is often a lucrative career, and jobs are available in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, public health organizations, long-term care facilities and physician offices. Some employers may require an additional degree in public health or business such as a Master of Public Health or Master in Healthcare Administration. Some potential roles include chief nursing officer, operations officer, medical director and medical administrator. Certifications are available from a variety of professional associations, including the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Medical writer

Health care corporations, magazines, websites and journals are always seeking quality clinical content. Many nurses have a suitable background of clinical knowledge, medical terminology and health care experience to offer companies and publishers. The American Medical Writers Association provides information, career guidance, conferences, networking and certifications for medical writers.

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Medical legal consultant

Nurses’ clinical expertise is valuable to the legal profession in forensics, medical malpractice, medical product liability and insurance claims. “If you enjoy medical problem-solving, researching and analyzing information, and working with others, then legal nurse consulting may be for you,” according to an article on Nurse.org that provides more details on how to become a nurse legal consultant. As a legal consultant, nurses can provide expert testimony, help secure expert witnesses, act as a jury consultant, or help with research and preparation of exhibits to be presented in the case. According to career website Glassdoor.com, legal nurse consultants earn an average annual income of about $82,000, with upside earnings of $116,000 or more annually.

Medical sales

Medical sales companies benefit from nurses’ firsthand knowledge and experience with the medical devices and equipment they are selling. Working as a medical sales representative might require travel, long hours on the phone or in meetings, and sales skills such as relationship building, negotiation and prospecting. However, careers in medical sales are often financially rewarding and provide a suitable job option for those who enjoy working with people and building relationships.

Patient advocate

Working as a patient advocate is a fitting career for nurses who still want to continue to work directly with patients and their families, while making an impact from a nonclinical standpoint. Advocates help patients and their families to successfully navigate the health care system bureaucracy, including insurance companies, hospital system red tape, clinical research options and more. They ensure patients receive the highest quality of care for the best price, while protecting patients’ rights and most effectively using the insurance benefits available to them. Similar roles may be called case manager or care manager. Online job aggregator Indeed.com lists multiple jobs for “RN patient advocate,” including this one at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Atlanta.

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Health care staffing

Medical staffing is a large industry that always needs strong recruiters and account managers who are familiar with the health care industry. Medical recruiters help match health care employers with health care professionals for permanent or temporary employment opportunities. Nurses can be successful recruiters because they know the industry and the lingo, as well as what questions to ask and how to match clinical skill sets for the best fit. For nurses who love working with people and significantly affecting the lives of other health care professionals, medical recruiting could be a great fit — whether in physician staffing, nurse staffing, or recruiting other clinicians for temporary, travel or permanent positions.

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In the hope of working around this tendency for nurses to forgo sound sleep, a sleep medicine expert who’s also a nurse practitioner will share tips for his fellow nurses. Nurse practitioner John D. Cary earned his BSN from The Medical College of Georgia in 2000, his MSN four years later and joined Athens Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in 2005."},{"_id":"EWUV7QX2EZBRFKMNUZ7GOZTSMY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1619187031582},"type":"text","content":"He has a wife with her own demanding schedule (she's a physician's assistant in women's health) and three young sons living at home, so he has first-hand knowledge of the challenges of getting good sleep while balancing work and family life. And he came up working night shift in the ER, so he's not going to lecture you about the evils of pounding caffeine on occasion. 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She described naps as “an underutilized strategy for staying sharp and engaged in the course of a shift” and recommended that administrators “promote 10 to 20 minute power naps.”"},{"_id":"2H35GMF4XREMRP3ALCYWWRVRKM","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"5FLEYJ3H55GYND2AJ7FNJORRVE"},"type":"interstitial_link","url":"https://www.ajc.com/pulse/","content":"Pulse: a digital magazine for nurses in the Southeast"},{"_id":"FKMQXRBQ45C5DK32E3UE67J3XA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682868},"type":"text","content":"Even if work-sponsored naps are a remote possibility, short naps can be a very good thing."},{"_id":"WTF7LMIDMVGJDGKFCY5ZOJTOYI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682869},"type":"text","content":"According to 2019 research published in the journal Sleep, “There is a wealth of evidence that brief daytime naps of 10–20 minutes decrease subjective sleepiness, increase objective alertness, and improve cognitive performance.”"},{"_id":"BWNWEABL3ZGUDJAYBPM3X5LI3A","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682870},"type":"text","content":"In addition, while most nurses are sleep-deprived on at least one occasion, nap benefits accrue even for those who are getting ample sleep. “Even in well-rested individuals, napping can enhance alertness, performance, and productivity for several hours,” the study added."},{"_id":"5BO3USBOARCH3IYSN2JU2Y54VE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682871},"type":"text","content":"Naps help those who are spending time with their families or relaxing, too. They benefit your overall mind-body health, not just your work or study performance. “Daytime napping facilitates creative problem solving and logical reasoning, boosts the capacity for future learning, and consolidates memories,” the authors explained. “Daytime naps also allow for the regulation of emotions, relieve stress, and strengthen immune system function, reducing levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine and normalizing levels of interleukin-6 an immune-regulating molecule.”"},{"_id":"LP4LY64MONAMHMUZEMP4Y5KMTE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682872},"type":"text","content":"So, sign you up for one per day, starting now, right? Here’s the catch. Certain naps are far more beneficial than others."},{"_id":"KPSTXLHSWREKVCTLXIYIFU3KBE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682873},"type":"text","content":"While intuition and pampering articles may have you thinking next level naps would involve bath salts or longer and longer sessions, the science indicates you’ll enhance the benefits by reconsidering timing, location and your attitude."},{"_id":"UXULY5NA7FDJNKCMHIA5JL2SF4","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"KDSJYLZ3XZEWTAUQ4TDFP3OPIE"},"type":"interstitial_link","url":"https://www.ajc.com/life/short-nap-might-be-what-you-need-to-sharpen-your-mind/VOHIT4FXUFHSVMSYQ27JYPRAWI/","content":"Short nap might be what you need to sharpen your mind"},{"_id":"A3BXZUCEYBHXPA6JBE63LU5HOU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682874},"type":"text","content":"Follow these tips for next-level napping skills:"},{"_id":"5JRTDRDKVRERXED6STMN4TX6DU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682875},"type":"text","content":"Succumb in the early afternoon. It’s so tempting to crash while dinner bakes or nod off in the car while someone else drives in the morning. But the most beneficial time to nap is when your body is already giving those cues. Your brain experiences a distinct change in the hypothalamus from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m."},{"_id":"UPIDUOJ5SNEJLNKGN36UKMLR2A","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682876},"type":"text","content":"“During an average work afternoon, a disproportion of the circadian alerting signal to the rising homeostatic sleep pressure occurs, resulting in increased sleepiness and reduced alertness,” according to the Sleep journal article. This happens even if you got a solid seven hours of sleep the night before, rose and jogged three miles and are having a relaxing day. So work with it. “The afternoon energy downswing creates an ideal opportunity to nap, as you’ll be that much more likely to nod off efficiently,” Charlotte, North Carolina-based physician Monique May told the blog for Weight Watchers, which promotes a weight loss program designed from evidence-based research."},{"_id":"HSL2ERJWQ5HYXMIBJY4SXDRWYE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682877},"type":"text","content":"The added advantage of this timing: “You’ll awake with a good chunk of the day still ahead of you, allowing your body sufficient time to cycle back to sleepiness when you’re ready to turn in for the night,” WW added."},{"_id":"Q737DYRV45DV5KSG5KZTSTLOHA","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"JN45AIHLCJFN7FHKRDXNMUAC3A"},"type":"interstitial_link","url":"https://www.ajc.com/sponsor/a-better-you/meet-your-fine-feathered-friends-how-bird-watching-may-help-you-destress/G5WJP6VBPNDBFJVKWDXTFGQUEI/","content":"Meet your fine feathered friends: How bird-watching may help you de-stress"},{"_id":"DV7A5QC5EFB6ZF4AHISFHUDB44","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682878},"type":"text","content":"Set a limit. Sorry, marathon nappers. While the two-hour snooze fests may feel great, they don’t do much for your alertness, mood or immune system. Instead, you want to schedule a nap with a 10-30 minute limit. “You’re trying to just skim the surface of sleep and not ascend into a cycle of deep sleep where your brain thinks it’s night,” Dr. W. Christopher Winter, president of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine in Virginia, told WW. “You want to get in and out before you get to that point.”"},{"_id":"KZZA7ITDNJFDTO2ERZGAG4SFII","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682879},"type":"text","content":"With each minute your nap extends beyond a half hour, you’re increasing the risk of waking with a groggy, “what month is it?” sensation, Winter added."},{"_id":"6MYHVK6R2BESZHSXCOYU47I33Y","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682880},"type":"text","content":"Try to nap around the same time every day. 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It’s a good idea to attempt to nap at the same time each day, even if you’re only able to catch extra Zs on your days off. “By sticking to a schedule, your body learns when to power down, so you can fall asleep faster and be less disoriented when you wake up,” Philip Gehrman, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, told Women’s Health."},{"_id":"CDOMJZL6SND5PCEYBFNQBIPCPQ","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"YR2KWUBCQZBX5GD3EQESRP2IPU"},"type":"interstitial_link","url":"https://www.ajc.com/pulse/a-little-grounding-might-go-a-long-way-to-ease-lifes-stress/IUKT6MJBPBHGZAGAUKCZNIOAUQ/","content":"A little ‘grounding’ might go a long way to ease life’s stress"},{"_id":"44KHQCMJW5ELTBBDDTYYZIRR6U","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682881},"type":"text","content":"Never nod off within four hours of bedtime. “Snoozing that late can sabotage nighttime winks, so instead, try to hit the hay a half-hour earlier,” Women’s Health added."},{"_id":"X23P44JC6ZALVFOZBV6HWGFSZQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682882},"type":"text","content":"Get comfortable. You may need to shift your attitude a bit to be able to set up for a nap that is productive. Instead of thinking you’re somehow failing by nodding off, or that you need to be uncomfortable so you won’t sleep too long, try to acknowledge that you need a nap and make yourself comfortable. Skip the fitful tossing and turning without a blanket, and avoid dozing off in a chair with your feet propped up. You don’t want to “condition yourself to link putting your feet up with wakefulness, which, in the long run, can mess with your ability to fall and stay asleep,” Gehrman added."},{"_id":"ICDRWVL72REUXKHOB7MITCSJVQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682883},"type":"text","content":"Psychologist Sara Mednick, author of “Take a Nap! Change Your Life,” recommended the couch to Women’s Health. “I wake up easier from my sofa, because my mind separates it from actual bedtime,” she explained."},{"_id":"DJMEHIIDV5EUBEQTLC2IXIU36I","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682884},"type":"text","content":"Sleep in your best nighttime position. If you sleep best at night stretched out on your side, barefoot and with a fan running for ambient noise, the same position will afford the best nap."},{"_id":"ZWH7F2HONFEAVFIJUS3YQSNTJY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1618923682885},"type":"text","content":"Don’t expect too much from yourself. This is a tall order, but the most beneficial naps occur when you’re settled and not stressing. 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