Nursing Specialties

There are various types of nursing, each with its own distinct focus and requirements. Different types of nurses include registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Nursing specialties can range from pediatrics to oncology, and require specialized training and education to provide expert care in their respective areas.
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Burn Care Nurse
A Burn Care Nurse treats patients who have been burned by fire, hot water, oil, chemicals or electricity.
Critical Care Nurse
A Critical Care or ICU Nurse takes care of patients who are in a critical condition or recovering from a serious medical condition.
Emergency Nurse
An Emergency Nurse takes care of patients in a wide range of situations, from fevers, to minor injuries and major trauma.
Poison Information Specialist
A Poison Information Specialist is a further specialized Toxicology Nurse, trained to help people who have accidently ingested poison or are looking for information on poison.
Telephone Triage Nurse
A Telephone Triage or Telehealth Nurse helps patients over the phone or via video chat.
Toxicology Nurse
A Toxicology Nurse takes care of patients who’ve swallowed poison, come into contact with a toxin, been bitten by a snake, or stung by a bee or wasp.
Trauma Nurse
Discover the demanding yet rewarding world of Trauma Nursing, encompassing key responsibilities, skills required, and the impact on emergency care.
Explore These In-Demand Nursing Specialties
  • Circulating nurse at work during surgery at Bon Secours – St. Mary’s Hospital
    High Demand
    Perioperative nursing—also referred to as operating room (OR) or surgical nursing—specializes in patient care before, during, and after surgical and invasive procedures. Find out more about nursing career opportunities within this specialty here.
  • Woman in scrubs an hairnet about to receive anesthetics
    High Demand
    Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are crucial members of any surgical care team. As a CRNA, you’re responsible for bringing stellar communication skills, quality patient care, and a high level of scientific skill to each of your cases, likely to range across all disciplines.
  • Female nurse holding a newborn baby
    High Demand
    As a Labor and Delivery (L&D) Nurse, you’ll help care for mothers and newborns before, during, and after the birth. Your patients will look to you for information, reassurance and guidance in handling a delicate new life, new family member, and entirely new experience.

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