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 Nursing
  • Case Management
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • 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 Nursing
  • Hospice or Palliative Nursing
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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.