Nurses are in high demand in a variety of settings, from major research hospital to rural clinics. You can work part-time, full-time, minutes from your home, or travel the country—even the world. It is a rewarding, flexible career that enables you to earn a competitive salary while making an impact on individuals, families, and communities.

After graduation, you may head straight into the workforce or continue your education at Ball State. Nurses are lifelong learners, and we provide several tracks for you to advance your education while you work.

Career options include:

  • ambulatory care
  • case management
  • community
  • critical care
  • emergency department
  • labor and delivery
  • medical-surgical
  • military
  • newborn nursery
  • NICU/newborn intensive care
  • pediatrics
  • psychiatric/mental health
  • wellness

Graduates of our master’s degree programs may work as:

  • nurse practitioners
  • nursing educators in schools of nursing or staff development in hospitals
  • nurse administrators/managers

Keep in touch

We encourage you to keep in touch and stay involved with our department and the university. Our active Facebook page connects prospective and current students as well as graduates. The Ball State Student Nurses Association Facebook page is another avenue for students to offer academic assistance and socialize.

Our lively Nursing Alumni Society fosters social and professional connections among our graduates. Alumni expertise and support provide students with the confidence and connections to succeed within our program and beyond. Whether you share professional experiences with a class, establish a scholarship, or facilitate a partnership—our program is eager to connect you with students and faculty engaged in innovative research and study related to the field. Contact us to share your story and learn about program news and events.