Why Specialize
Once you’re a Registered Nurse you can take your career in so many new directions by specializing in an area you really enjoy.

Boost your career in every way

Specializing will give you greater responsibilities and a potentially higher salary, and you’ll have a new level of confidence and go even deeper into what you love to do.

Here’s where to start

With over 90 specialties , you’ve got a lot to choose from. We’ve divided them into categories to help you narrow down the ones that might intrigue you the most.

Community
Treat, educate, and help improve the well-being of people in a certain areas.
View 23 specialties
Emergency
Care for patients in life-threatening situations caused by trauma or injury.
View 7 specialties
Family
Look after expectant mothers, babies, children, and the elderly.
View 19 specialties
Long-term
Provide care for patients with chronic conditions and diseases.
View 25 specialties
Management
Work towards quality, efficiency, and excellence in the practice of healthcare.
View 17 specialties
Surgical
Care for patients before, during and after medical procedures.
View 6 specialties
Take the quiz
Which specialty is a good match for you? Take our quiz to find out.
No matter how far you are in your nursing journey, there’s a specialty to suit you. Start the quiz by choosing one of these which describes you.

Something for everyone

Every specialty has its own unique attributes, which can help you figure out which ones might fit your personality.

Specialties in demand

With increased expertise and skills, you’ll enjoy more opportunities, higher earnings and the chance to do work that’s meaningful to you.

  • High Demand
    Telemetry Nurse
    A Telemetry or Progressive Care Nurse monitors patients with heart disease and other serious medical conditions using an electrocardiogram or other vital sign measuring device.
  • High Demand
    Nurse Practitioner
    A Nurse Practitioner provides primary and specialty care, helping patients holistically through diagnostics, treatment and education.
  • High Demand
    Perioperative Nurse
    A Perioperative or Surgical Nurse cares for patients before, during, and after surgery, and other invasive procedures.
In their own words
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I get to guide women through pregnancy, through gynecological problems, and probably the most exciting part of my day is that I get to deliver babies.”
Jamie
Certified Nurse Midwife
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My favorite thing about working in the emergency room is that no two shifts are the same.”
Avery
Emergency Nurse
Find out more about the different nursing specialties.
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