In order to answer a few of these questions and help aspiring nurses better understand their professional opportunities, we’ve simplified our state-by-state guide to nursing licensure into the handy infographic below.

Follow the general pathways to nursing below to find out more about the requirements and rewards associated with some of the most popular nursing careers. But please keep in mind that, because each state has its own regulatory board for licensing nurses, it’s important to learn your particular state’s requirements for nursing licensure.