A Certified Nurse Midwife is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who is specialized in women’s reproductive health and childbirth.
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at a Glance
As a career rooted in long-term, and sometimes multigenerational patient relationships, Family Nurse Practitioners are among the most compassionate and intimately connected providers in all of healthcare. FNPs are the people you’ll likely see most throughout your medical life, and are leaned on by both patients and doctors to provide individualized healthcare insights, and support. If you enjoy working with patients every day, and building meaningful relationships, becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner may prove to be an extremely rewarding career.
A Genetics Nurse works with people who either have, or are at risk for hereditary diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer.
A Geriatric Nurse assists doctors in taking care of the mental and physical health of older patients who are at greater risk of injuries and diseases.
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
A Gerontological Nurse Practitioner is a multi-disciplined primary healthcare provider who helps patients manage the physical, mental, and social effects of aging.
Labor and Delivery (L&D) Nurse at a Glance
Labor and delivery is emotionally and physically intense for any mother, no matter how many times they’ve been through it, the birth plan they’re following, or the unforeseen choices they may have to make. 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. It’s on you to meet their emotions with compassion, address their questions with a calm and honest attitude, monitor their pain with proper treatment and support, and prioritize the health and safety of their newborn.
A Lactation Consultant helps new mothers breastfeed their babies and solve any problems that may come up.
Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse
A Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse cares for premature and critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit of a hospital.
An Obstetrics or OB/GYN Nurse cares for women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and other reproductive health issues.
Oncology Nurse at a Glance
Oncology refers to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. As an Oncology Nurse, you’ll be a crucial member of cancer care teams, providing expertise and support to individuals with a scary diagnosis. Because of the nature of these diagnoses, being an Oncology Nurse requires a strong capacity for compassion and an ability to function at a high level in emotionally stressful settings. While this may seem disheartening, it’s important to note that your service as an Oncology Nurse provides your patients with a valuable base of support in their fight to overcome the odds and exit a survivor. Not all superheros wear capes… some wear scrubs.
An Ophthalmic Nurse cares for patients with eye injuries or diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
An Orthopedic or Orthopaedic Nurse takes care of people with musculoskeletal diseases and disorders, like arthritis, fractures, broken bones, joint replacements, and osteoporosis.
Otorhinolaryngology or an Ear, Nose, and Throat Nurse cares for patients with injuries or diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck.
Pain Management Nurse
A Pain Management Nurse takes care of patients who are experiencing or are debilitated by chronic pain.
Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse
A Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse works with children under the age of eighteen who have endocrine disorders, such as diabetes, hypoglycemia, and pituitary problems.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) at a Glance
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) focus on the care of children from infancy to early adulthood. Because of this, PNPs take on the role of caretaker and educator, ensuring that their patients and their families are fully informed and supported during the many stages that occur throughout young lives. In many states, PNPs can function without a physician’s oversight, allowing them to serve their patients as a primary care provider and run their own practice. If you’re looking for a career in medicine where you not only can diagnose and treat patients independently, but also serve as a trusted ally and educator to them and their families, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner may prove to be a rewarding path.
A Perinatal Nurse cares for women through preconception, pregnancy, and the weeks following the birth of their baby.
A Reproductive or Fertility Nurse treats and advises couples and individuals on matters of fertility, conception, and reproduction.
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