What are some subspecialties?

  1. I would like to have a better idea about how I can incorporate nutrition, diet, excercies along with an RN degree, any ideas? What do you do?
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  3. by   carol72
    The only one I have encountered would be a position in a cardiac rehab area where, I have been told it encompasses knowledge about diet, nutrition, exercise, ect. I met a nurse the other day who works at such a center in Southern California. She states she just loves her position. Without modern medicine all of the patients would not be alive today - this makes this population thankful & happy! Hence, her job is very satisfying.
  4. by   AfloydRN
    Cardiac rehab is all I can think of as well. There are also clinical nurse educators who do that as well.
  5. by   jojotoo
    School nurse? Employee health nurse?
  6. by   angel337
    diabetes educator is very popular. there are advanced ceritificates also available for nurses who choose to be a diabetes counselor/educator.
  7. by   KellieNurse06
    Quote from ammonidaho
    I would like to have a better idea about how I can incorporate nutrition, diet, excercies along with an RN degree, any ideas? What do you do?
    How about Pulmonary nursing? Lots of pulmonary patients have special diets, and have excersize plans etc.......
  8. by   mandana
    Cardiac Rehab or Diabetes Education are probably your best bets, but I also like the idea of Renal - very specialized diets and low activity tolerance among that population could make it interesting.

    Amanda
  9. by   icugirl33
    I think disease management would be great. Your job is to educate pts with chronic diseases (CHF,COPD). As a disease manager, you deal with one specific disease and the education is done over the phone (where I work).

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