A Guide to Nursing Specialties - page 2

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It takes a special person to choose to become a nurse. Nurses are caring and dedicated people who take care of patients in many different ways. Those who select this field as a potential career have a plethora of opportunities... Read More


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    Soo many specialties and sub specialties! Critical care in itself has so much more sub specialties. Can someone list off all the ICUs?
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    Quote from StudentNurseCJV
    Soo many specialties and sub specialties! Critical care in itself has so much more sub specialties. Can someone list off all the ICUs?
    Let me have a go:

    PICU, PCICU, NICU

    MICU, SICU, CVICU, Neuro ICU, BICU, TICU

    am I missing any?
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    U gotta word it out
    CTU - Cardio-Thoracic Unit
    PACU is critical care too right?
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    Quote from StudentNurseCJV
    U gotta word it out
    CTU - Cardio-Thoracic Unit
    PACU is critical care too right?
    I wouldn't describe PACU as being critical care, although individuals have the possibility of going critical. PACU is more of a OR/Peri-Operative specialty.
    CTU- Still not technically deemed a ICU.
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    A correction: you can become board certified (RN-BC) in psych-mental health nursing. Ask me how I know

    In addition, there are other psych certifications that can be obtained depending on what area inside of psych that you want to specialize in.
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    Quote from griffinchet
    I wouldn't describe PACU as being critical care, although individuals have the possibility of going critical. PACU is more of a OR/Peri-Operative specialty. CTU- Still not technically deemed a ICU.
    Right. They are more so OR/Peri-Op.
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    This diagram seems like a good draft, but I'm supsicious of anything that uses wikipedia as a reference. Also, I dislike the use of a christian symbol for hospice nurse, since we're nurses for all patients, not just christian patients.
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    Seems there are quite a few specialties missing from this infographic and some missing information. I think I've seen a better one from a non-for-profit public school....
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    It's a decent start, but it is missing a lot.
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    The information posted about psychiatric nursing is inaccurate (additional education (beyond RN licensure) is not "required"), and rehabilitation nursing certification has nothing to do with psych nursing.


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