Types of Nursing Career Specialties

I currently am on the waiting list for my local community college's ADN program. I am taking my pre-required classes in the meantime. Nursing is a second career for me, and I still don't know "exactly" what kind of nursing I want to do. I have been looking for a list like this for a long time. I hope it will help others out also. Nurses Career Support Article Video


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Thanks for this list. I'm still not sure which direction to go, but there are some options mentioned here that I'd not considered.


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WOW!! That's great info! I'm kinda new to this site and nursing (still taking my prerequ's). Ok...so question....to do any of those types of nursing, can you have your ADN or do you have to have a BSN? (still kinda confused about the ADN/BSN thing.) THANKS!


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Specializes in Geriatric, Rehab, and Pulmonary.

Hospital nursing gets really stressful. Try rehab or Skilled nursing.


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Specializes in surgical nursing, trauma nursing.

Thank you


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Specializes in I have an interest in Travel and OB/L&D.

WOW! This was very helpful!


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Thank you I am just at the begining of my search for a nursing field and this really will help me decide. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)


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I'm new to this forum and this is exactly what I was hoping to find.

thanks much for the information.


Bean RN

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There is also Hospice Nursing.


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HI everyone! I wanted to let you guys know that Nurse Recruiting is also an option if you are an experienced Nurse looking for something else within that field.


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Very helpful! I am planning to attend nursing school shortly. I work as an EMT now, but plan to train and obtain work as an STNA to give me more clinical experience with patients requiring long term care. Currently I desire to work as an ICU Nurse when I complete my ADN.

This is a very helpful thread! Thanks!;)


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That was very helpful information.



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Specializes in OB/GYN.

hi. here's another option in nursing that's very rewarding, I work in the fetal testing unit with high risk pregnant moms. I do non stress testing in my unit. Any other nurses out there that does this please respond. I feel like there are very few of us

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