Nursing Specialities

Nurses enjoy more area of specialization than most other careers. We provide information about the specialty, links to jobs, organizations, what it takes to get into the specialization, and how much you can to make. Browse the links below to find a nursing specialty that interests you.

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  • Ambulatory Care Nurse OverviewAmbulatory Care Nurses are registered nurses who provide care to individuals, families, and groups on an episodic basis, with a single encounter typically being less Ambulatory Care Nursethan 24 hours long.
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  • Camp NursingCamp nurses are responsible for caring for healthy children or children with chronic conditions like HIV/AIDS or diabetes who attend camp.
  • Cardiac Care NursingCardiac care nurses may specialize in critical care in a hospital setting, but they can also work with patients at their homes, help with drug monitoring, and caring for those who have undergone bypass surgery or angioplasty or other heart related procedures.
  • Case Management NursesCase management nurses coordinate care for patients who need long-term therapy.
  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)Certified nursing assistants perform their jobs under the supervision of registered nurses
  • Community Health NursingCommunity health nurses focus on improving the overall health of communities by educating individuals and groups about health care issues, nutrition, childcare, and disease prevention.
  • Correctional NursingCorrectional facility nurses provide health care to inmates of prisons, juvenile homes, jails, and penitentiaries. They deal with both acute and chronic health conditions in their patients.
  • Critical Care NursingCritical care nurses are responsible for patients of all ages with acute or critical conditions. They use state-of-the-art medical equipment to make complex assessments and perform high intensity interventions. They also attend to the emotional well being of patients and families.
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  • Dermatology NursingDermatology nurses educate patients and care for those being treated for wounds and skin diseases, including skin cancer.
  • Developmental Disabilities Nursing
  • Diabetes Management NursingDiabetes management nurses provide care to individuals who have complications arising from diabetes. These nurses have special knowledge of the endocrine system, which involves pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, pineal body, reproductive, and hypothalamus glands. They also provide care to patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.
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  • Emergency Room NursingEmergency nurses provide care to patients in a critical phase of a trauma or illness. While they may typically work in hospital emergency rooms, they are not limited to this environment. Emergency nurses are responsible for recognizing life-threatening situations and arrangement for the necessary care.
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  • Flight NursingFlight nurses are registered nurses who are skilled in intensive care, emergency care, and critical care. They face a wide range of emergencies under various conditions. Flight nurses may work on emergency teams providing care to patients in remote areas and airlifting them to health care facilities.
  • Forensic NursingForensic nurses help law enforcement with investigations of sexual assault, accidental death, abuse, and physical assault. They also provide care to the victims of such crimes.
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  • Genetics NursingGenetics nurses care for individuals with genetic conditions and diseases. They also counsel patients and work with screening, identification of risk, and the treatment of such diseases.
  • Geriatric NursingGeriatric nurses, also called gerontological nurses, care for older adult patients. They may work in a hospital setting or in a long-term care facility.
  • Gynecology / Obstetrics OBGYN NursingGynecology/obstetrics nurses provide care to women relating to their reproductive health throughout their lives.
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  • Hematology NursingHematology nurses care for individuals with blood disorders like hemophilia, sickle-cell anemia, leukemia, and other diseases of the blood.
  • HIV/AIDS NursingHIV/AIDS nurses work to educate people about preventing the spread of HIV and helping sufferers of the disease handle the physical, social, and psychological issues associated with it.
  • Holistic NursingHolistic nurses take a multifaceted approach to caring for their patients' health and focus on treating the whole person rather than just the disease or condition.
  • Home Health Care NursingHome health care nursing is one of the always in demand discipline. Home health care nurses care for individuals recovering from illnesses, accidents, or childbirth in their homes.
  • Hospice or Palliative NursingHospice/palliative nurses provide care and pain relief to patients who are at the end of life. These nurses save their patients from unnecessary procedures and therapies.
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  • Infection Control NursingInfection control nurses find and control infections that may occur in communities or hospitals. They gather information and implement infection control and prevention measures.
  • Infusion NursingInfusion nurses care for patients via administering medication, blood products, and other fluids by maintaining arterial catheters or injecting needles into patient veins.
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  • Labor and Delivery NursingLabor and delivery nurses care for women who are in labor or who have recently had children. They also care for women who may experience complications with their child delivery.
  • Lactation Consultant NursingLactation consultants are nurses who help new mothers to breastfeed their babies. They address any problems that may arise while mothers learn the procedure.
  • Legal Consultant NurseLegal consultant nurses bridge the gap between medicine and the legal system
  • Long-Term Care NursingLong-term care nurses care for patients who are diagnosed with chronic diseases or conditions.
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  • Managed Care NurseManaged care nurses apply their skills to ensure that medical costs are kept to a minimum through educating patients and their families in the areas of prevention and self-care.
  • Medical Surgical NursingMedical surgical nurses work in hospitals, acute-care facilities, home health care, and long-term care facilities. They generally care for adult patients before their surgical procedures and afterward.
  • Military NursingMilitary nurses care for military personnel in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. They also work in the U.S. Public Health Service.
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  • Nephrology NursingNephrology nurses provide care to patients who have or are at risk of having kidney disease.
  • Neuroscience NursingNeuroscience nurses care for patients experiencing problems with their nervous systems. They are involved in the care and treatment of spinal cord injuries, head trauma, and seizure disorders.
  • Nurse AdministratorsNurse administrators work at the top levels in health care and hospital administration. They guide the nursing employees of a facility or institution and oversee general nursing administration.
  • Nurse AnesthetistsNurse anesthetists provide care and services similar to those provided by anesthesiologists. They are trained and certified to provide anesthesia during surgery.
  • Nurse AttorneysWith degrees on both law and nursing, nurse attorneys help to create health care policy and/or represent health care interests in the court system.
  • Nurse EducatorsNurse educators teach and mentor future nurses. They work in classrooms and in practice environments, prepare lessons plans, and inspiring and encouraging nursing students.
  • Nurse Entrepreneurs Career OverviewNurse entrepreneurs teach and mentor future nurses. They work in classrooms and in practice environments, prepare lessons plans, and inspiring and encouraging nursing students.
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  • Occupational Health NursingOccupational health nurses are responsible for on-site care of workers. They combine public health and nursing theory to prevent illness and accidents and to keep workers healthy.
  • Oncology NursingTo become an Oncology Nurse, you need the following educational requirements: RN, AD, BSN
  • Ophthalmic NursingOphthalmic nurses care for patients who have diagnosed with eye disorders. They treat conditions such as blindness, glaucoma, and eye trauma.
  • Otorhinolaryngology (Head and Neck) Nurseshead and Neck nurses care for patients having medical and surgical procedures involving their ears, nose, and throat.
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  • Pain Management NursingPain management nurses assess, treat, and monitor patients' pain. They education patients about managing pain and ensure that patients are safe during treatment.
  • Parish NursesParish nurses care for individuals who are part of a church community. They provide health information that affects the entire congregation. They also act as facilitators between the church, community, and hospital.
  • Pediatric NursingThe median annual salary for pediatric nurses is $52,330 according the the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS, and today, we are list more pediatric nursing jobs than any other nursing job board on the Internet.
  • PeriAnesthesia NursingPeri-anesthesia nurses care for patients who are coming out of anesthesia after surgery. They prepare patients for surgical procedures, monitor them during the operation under anesthesia, and help them transition from anesthesia to a responsive state.
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  • Rehabilitation NursingRehabilitation nurses support the physical and emotional needs of patients with illnesses or disabilities that impact their normal daily functioning and may change their lifestyles.
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  • School NursingSchool nurses promote the health and wellness of children of all ages in the school environment. They may provide care in cases of actual and potential health problems,