Outside of private duty nursing and advanced practice, what are some areas of nursing where the nurse works one-on-one with patients? I imagine roles like diabetes educator and wound care specialist. Others? I was ruminating 'what if' I'd chosen a different allied health field such as physical therapy or speech therapy thinking I probably would've preferred those as they involve the ability to work one-on-one with patients towards very specific goals applying a specific area of expertise. Nursing tends to be a little of everything and just getting through the day (I know, that's a very broad generalization.)From what little research I've done already, getting into areas of nursing such as diabetes education or wound care isn't as simple as taking coursework and getting certified. To actually get a position in such roles, years of inpatient experience is usually preferred (understandably). I'd also fear such roles might ultimately be TOO specialized with only a few positions with little turnover to compete for, especially if one isn't interested in 'falling back on' bedside nursing. Why not fall back on bedside nursing? I tried it, was terrible at it and hated it! I currently work with health information but sometimes miss having a direct impact on patients. I especially miss teaching!