Stepping outside traditional nursing settings

New STTI book offers nurses, nursing students insight into 60 nursing careers away from the bedside


INDIANAPOLIS — As the healthcare system continues to shift from acute- to community-based care, an expanded nursing workforce prepared to work in non-traditional settings of care is becoming increasingly important.

Nursing Beyond the Bedside: 60 Non-Hospital Careers in Nursing, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), provides nurses, nursing students, and others exploring careers in nursing with information about the various career opportunities available to them outside of the hospital setting. Author Susan E. Lowey, PhD, RN, CHPN, covers occupations in diverse settings and specialties, such as childbirth education, camp nursing, domestic violence nursing, correctional facility nursing, telemedicine nursing, military nursing, and more. 

The book is uniquely organized according to care population age ranges and developmental stages, and includes a basic description of the career, the required education or skills, typical work hours and settings, availability of specialty certifications associated with the job, and links to professional organizations and online resources for that specialty. Several excerpts from nurses currently working in each particular field are also included. 

“The nursing profession often loses qualified individuals because they are not aware of the non-traditional opportunities available for nursing practice,” Lowey said. “My hope is that Nursing Beyond the Bedside acts as a guide for those pursuing a nursing education or nursing professionals looking to make a career change, ultimately helping them find a nursing job right for them.

The book is available from Nursing Knowledge International

Nursing Beyond the Bedside: 60 Non-Hospital Careers in Nursing
Dr. Susan E. Lowey, PhD, RN, CHPN
Published by STTI, January 2017
ISBN-13: 9781940446806
EPUB ISBN: 9781940446813
PDF ISBN: 9781940446820
MOBI ISBN: 9781940446837
Price: US $29.95
Trade paperback, 192
Trim size: 6x9

About the author:
Susan E. Lowey, PhD, RN, CHPN, is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at the State University of New York College at Brockport. With more than 25 years of experience, she has worked as a clinician, researcher, and educator focusing on improving care for patients at the end of life. She has presented her work at numerous national professional conferences and in healthcare publications.