Nursing (Multidisciplinary Studies)
Do you enjoy serving others when they need it most? Are you interested in caring for people in an impactful way that could help save lives? If you’re looking for a career that is both highly challenging and rewarding, then you may want to consider the nursing degree pathway at UTSA.
UTSA’s Nursing Pathway Program
UTSA provides a pathway for students who are interested in a Nursing degree through a 2+2 program with UT Heath San Antonio. Students who qualify and get accepted into this program would eventually receive a B.S. degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from UTSA and a B.S. degree in Nursing from UT Health San Antonio.
Future Roadrunners who are interested in a Nursing degree should apply to UTSA and choose “Multidisciplinary Studies” as their major. Once enrolled, students can work towards meeting the requirements for the 2+2 program. For more information, visit the University Health Profession’s office website.
Careers in Nursing
Top job titles for Nursing graduates include:
• Registered Nurse
• Healthcare Administrator
• Clinical Case Manager
• Nursing Manager
• Intensive Care Nurse
• Health Educator
• Clinical Analyst
Nursing and its related career pathways are currently in much higher than average demand in San Antonio for the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA and Boston, MA. More than 144,000 Nursing-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
Industries for Nursing Graduates
Nursing is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Nursing-related positions over 2018-19 included:
• General Hospitals
• Insurance Carriers
• Higher Education
• Home Healthcare Services
• Outpatient Care Centers
• Physicians’ Offices
• Nursing Care Facilities
Salaries for Nursing Graduates
The salary range for open nursing-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:
Source: Burning Glass
Skills and Interests for Nursing Majors
While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Nursing graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Nursing may be a good fit for you if:
• You enjoy working with others
• You like helping people
• You are a good planner
• You enjoy solving puzzles and problems
• You enjoy learning
Future Roadrunners who are interested in a Nursing degree should apply to UTSA and choose “Multidisciplinary Studies” as their major. Once enrolled, students can work towards meeting the requirements for the 2+2 program. Students studying Nursing may consider becoming involved in:
- Pre-Nursing Society
- Alpha Epsilon Delta (National Pre-Health Honor Society)
- The Pre-Medical Society at UTSA