A Certified Nurse Midwife is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who is specialized in women’s reproductive health and childbirth.
Clinical Nurse Specialist
A Clinical Nurse Specialist has advanced knowledge and hands-on expertise in a chosen specialty.
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.
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.
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.
An Informatics Nurse or Nurse Informaticist develops communication and information technologies, using medical data to improve patient care.
A Medical-Surgical Nurse has extensive knowledge that can assist doctors on the medical-surgical floor of a hospital.
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at a Glance
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. If you value human connection, independent thinking, high compensation, and on the fly problem solving, you just might be a CRNA.
A Nurse Educator teaches and trains the next generation of nurses at teaching hospitals, universities and colleges.
A Nurse Practitioner provides primary and specialty care, helping patients holistically through diagnostics, treatment and education.
Pain Management Nurse
A Pain Management Nurse takes care of patients who are experiencing or are debilitated by chronic pain.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at a Glance
As certified advanced practice nurses, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners provide a range of mental health treatment and support services to patients and their families. In addition to working with doctors to establish a diagnosis and prescribe medication, Psychiatric NPs create holistic treatment plans that prioritize a dynamic level of educational and professional support specific to each patient’s psychiatric needs.Depending on their level of education, Psychiatric NPs can pursue additional specialties within the mental health profession, and can hold a variety of roles ranging from general psychiatric assessments and diagnoses, to working as counselors, to working in a research setting. However, no matter how you function as a Psychiatric NP, it’s important to lead with compassion for your patients who likely have little control over the way they are able to process or understand their diagnosis.
Down to their core, nurses carry a fundamental respect for human dignity and an intuition for patient needs. That's why they're natural innovators. If you'd like to learn more about nurse-led innovation, here's where you can get started.
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Adrianna Nava, president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), shares how this organization is working to address the needs of current and future Hispanic nurses and the communities they represent.
A former bedside nurse, USCF Health's Pat Patton’s data-backed, listen-first, feedback-driven approach to creating a supportive environment where nurses stay and thrive is working—and presents a blueprint for health systems everywhere.
The future of nursing starts in the classroom. At Johnson & Johnson, we’re proud to amplify nurse-led programs and practices that find innovative ways to prepare, strengthen and empower the next generation of nurses. Below, read more about four best-in-class pilot programs investing in nursing education, funded by the American Nurses Foundation, so new nursing graduates are ready to practice.