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Flight Nursing

Flight nurses require a Registered Nurse license with several years of experience in critical care and/or emergency nursing. Some RNs may already be required to have or plan on obtaining paramedic certification/license. Certifications in BLS, ACLS, NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program), TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support) are usually required. Other certifications that may be mandatory are Basic Trauma Life Support, Pre Trauma Life Support, and... Read More →

Public Health Nursing

Public health nurses are licensed Registered Nurses. Most have a bachelor's degree in nursing. Some may continue with graduate studies focusing on a masters of public health or other relevant graduate degrees. Education in public policy, epidemiology and health administration can be helpful if the nurse wishes to continue their education. Work Environment Public health nurses primarily work for government health departments and community health centers. Nonprofit organizations... Read More →

Private Duty Nursing

Both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses work in private duty nursing. Both require an active license. It is also important to be certified in basic life support. Work Environment/Salary Most of the private duty jobs are in the home of the patient. Some patients and families may hire a private duty nurse to work at the bedside while they or their family member are in the hospital. Some pediatric private duty nurses may assist them in getting ready for school or... Read More →

Infusion Nursing

Work Environment In the hospital setting, infusion nurses may be part of an IV team that places IVs for the floor staff or they may only assist with difficult access. They can also be a part of a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheters) and midline access team. Hospital infusion nurses can also train new graduate nurses in intravenous therapy. Outpatient clinics employ infusion nurses where patients may come in for intermittent infusion of medications such as antibiotics,... Read More →

Home Health Nursing

Home health is an area of nursing that is primarily focused on caring for patients in their home. Nurses in this area make intermittent visits to the patient's home and sometimes in assisted living facilities seeing individuals there. The focus is to keep the patient in their home safely for as long as possible. Most visits are short term only and others are long term. Nurses may encounter patients from all across the lifespan and for all different kinds of health conditions. Educational... Read More →

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with graduate level degrees and are considered advanced practice nurses. They are able to provide health care services to patients in a variety of different settings. Some responsibilities include: assessing, diagnosing, and managing acute and chronic conditions. They are also responsible for prescribing medications as needed as well as health promotion and disease management. Educational Requirements The minimum educational... Read More →