From Bedside Care to Advanced Practice Nursing – Opportunities Abound

Nursing opens a whole world of opportunity in the healthcare profession. From bedside care to advanced practice techniques in trauma care, cardiac and other technical care emergencies, chemotherapy or hemodialysis, to fields such as forensic science and informatics.  New fields and options for nurses open rapidly as medicine advances. According to The Campaign for Nursing from Johnson& Johnson, there are currently 104 nursing specialties. There seems to be something for everyone!

Many of these opportunities are open to entry level nurses as well as seasoned nurses. Some however, require a BSN and often some additional specialized training and certification. Advanced Practice RNs such as Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners have a wide range of specialties available as well, but they do require advanced education (MSN or PhD) and often additional certification.

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