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Hi, I was just wondering if you all could recommend any websites that compare and contrast information specific to various nursing specialties. I would like to learn more about working in NICU, working as a CRNA or NP, as well as other areas and areas of focus. I want to be able to find out what the responsibilities, typical income, and any other relevant information.

Thanks,

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 43 years experience.

pursuing nursing as a career

american association of colleges of nursing (aacn)

aacn has put together some great tools to help people considering a future in nursing find programs, plan their careers and locate financial help. there is also a list of schools offering baccalaureate and masters degrees in nursing.

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education/resindex.htm

the american nursing association

this site provides useful information on planning a career in nursing, including what a nursing job entails, licensing, nursing

specialties and how to fund your training.

http://nursingworld.org/about/careerlt.htm#prepare

national student nurses association:

is nursing for you?

http://www.nsna.org/career/is_nursing_for_you2.pdf

national league for nursing:careers

http://www.nln.org/careers/index.htm

nurses for a healthier tomorrow

www.nursesource.org/nursing_careers.html

career profiles:

http://www.nursesource.org/description.html

discover nursing

www.discovernursing.com

nursing spectrum

has very detailed information on the various types of nursing positions, including descriptions of job responsibilities, career alternatives and breakdowns of nursing specialties.

http://www.nursingspectrum.com/careermanagement/index.htm

nurseweek.com

this magazine site has a detailed list of the career tracks available within nursing. once you view a particular profession, this site provides links to the appropriate certification board for information on licensing and education, as well as links to relevant articles from the magazine for that nursing specialty.

http://www.nurseweek.com/career/

nursing specialty areas:

allnurses links:

https://allnurses.com/nursing_specialties/

discover nursing: specialites

http://www.discovernursing.com/specialties.asp

sigma thea tau: honor society of nursing

specialty nursing organizations

http://www.nursingsociety.org/career/nursing_orgs.html

us nursing career outlook:

a starting source to learn about nursing careers, future growth trends and pay scales for different types of nurses, review the us department of labor's occupational outlook handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

nih website helps students, others explore health careers

3/16/04

the national institutes of health has launched a web site designed to help middle and high school students explore the diversity of health care careers. the lifeworks site features information on more than 100 health and medical careers. users can browse or search for information based on interest area, salary, education or other criteria, and read about real people who have achieved success in their careers. the site, created by nih's office of science education, also serves as a resource for parents, educators and school guidance and career counselors. it can be found at www.science.education.nih.gov/lifeworks.

also see the registered nurse information page.

thanks

Hello, first time user here but my advice is to find a headhunter and they can let you know a lot about what the hodpitals and hiring supervisors are looking for.

Wow! Thinks for the resources!

Thanks so much for all the links. Now, if I can just tear myself away from here to go look at them! LOL! I am addicted and I just joined this morning. (I'm figuring once I start school I won't have any time to be here so I'll enjoy it while I can!)

where do ya'll post your job listings? We're looking to bring in more people to work here and we'd like to extend the reach beyond industry specific sites. I think Monster.com would be a good start. Does anyone have experience with this?

great link!

thank you!

Great links! Now I can do some research myself!

catcolalex

Specializes in SICU, CRNA. Has 4 years experience.

I didn't see the most important link.

http://www.aana.com (american association of nurse anesthetists)

ok i'm a little bias

ooh, these are all very helpful. I'll save them to my favorites.

thanks all. :)

WOW thanks 4 those links

hello im amy harris im 14 and really want to be a nurse may u give me some good advice on what i can take and do for now to help me befor becoming a nurse and some info on nursing please get back to me as soon as possible many thanx amy.:wink2:

hi, im a new user, turnin 19 in aug and im currently studying beauty therapy.

ive heard that in order to do a certain type of laser hair removal (IPL), u have to be a nurse. does anyone know what type of course i would need to do?

i live in south east london so what colleges would offer that course and how long would it be? i would very much appreciate any information. thanks

:balloons: Good for you...Take school serious...take math and english. If you don't already...learn to write clearly/ Take creative writing . Take all the science offered and get proficient on the computer. By the time you get to nursing school and out nursing will likely be all computers. When you are a little older check and see if you can take a Certified Nuses Aide course and work parttime at the hospital. That will give you good experience. If you cannot do this by law then try being a volunteer at your local hospital that too can give you some good experience. READ

Hope this helps...:balloons:

hello im amy harris im 14 and really want to be a nurse may u give me some good advice on what i can take and do for now to help me befor becoming a nurse and some info on nursing please get back to me as soon as possible many thanx amy.:wink2:

nsFAMU

Specializes in NICU,ER, psych.

Hi, I was just wondering if you all could recommend any websites that compare and contrast information specific to various nursing specialties. I would like to learn more about working in NICU, working as a CRNA or NP, as well as other areas and areas of focus. I want to be able to find out what the responsibilities, typical income, and any other relevant information.

Thanks,

Wow you sound just like me!!! I used to look for info on the same exact specialties. Pretty much all the web sites that I checked out have been listed. You should also look into job shadowing at a local hospital, that's what I'm looking into now. For salary info go to www.salary.com... you can compare any nursing specialty salaries between different cities. There is also a cost of living calculator. Good Luck!!!

nsFAMU

Specializes in NICU,ER, psych.

hello im amy harris im 14 and really want to be a nurse may u give me some good advice on what i can take and do for now to help me befor becoming a nurse and some info on nursing please get back to me as soon as possible many thanx amy.:wink2:

Hi Amy...I'm a nursing student in my second semester of the upper division. The best thing that you can do now is to keep your grades up!!! Even though there is a nursing shortage, nursing programs have limited space and it's not easy to get into to most of them. You could also consider taking a CNA course while in highschool one summer so that you will already know the basics once yiou enter nursing school. Good Luck!!!icon6.gif

Hello, first time user here but my advice is to find a headhunter and they can let you know a lot about what the hodpitals and hiring supervisors are looking for.

Hi, Are these also the hiring agencies that book you for employment?

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