Nursing Career Specialties

Research nursing career specialties and find the field of nursing that's right for you.

Nursing Careers Make List of "Most Prestigious Occupations"

nursing career specialties: surgical technician
"Firefighters, scientists, doctors, and nurses are seen as the top four prestigious occupations by U.S. adults, while accountants, stockbrokers, actors, and real estate agents are seen at the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to having prestigious occupations." According to the Harris Poll.

Nursing Career Specialties

Nursing careers are in more demand than ever before. As the population in the U.S. continues to age, there's an ever-increasing demand for nurses, especially skilled nurses with advanced education and training. And with the spiraling costs of health care, nurses are more often on the front lines of health care delivery. While doctors are becoming more specialized and spending less time with patients, nurses are stepping up to provide direct health care to more patients than ever before.

With this in mind, use our nursing career specialties resource guide to research the many fields of nursing. Read our career snapshots to help you learn where your interests lie:

Acute Care Nursing Oncology Nursing
Adult Nursing Parent Child Nursing
Cardiovascular Nursing Parish Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Nursing
Forensic Nursing Perinatal Nursing
Geriatric Nursing Psychiatric Nursing
Home Health Nursing Public Health Nursing
Infectious Disease Nursing Rehabilitation Nursing
Legal Nurse Consulting Rural Nursing
Neonatal Nursing School Nursing
Occupational Health Nursing Women's Health Nursing