There are different specialties in the nursing world that you could try and get into if you are interested. And with the nursing shortage we have now, there are a lot of nursing jobs that you could get into. But you have to know what your choices are before you could stick with one specialty.
1. Nurse Anesthetist
When you are a nurse anesthetist, you are going to be working in areas in the hospital and any procedures where anesthesia is going to be needed to be administered. A lot of the nurse anesthetists are working in hospitals and outpatient clinics, even in dentist’s clinics.
In order to be a nurse anesthetist, you need to complete your BSN and work as a registered nurse for at least a year. Then you are going to have to complete your master’s degree that is specific to anesthesia. Once you complete all of those, then you could get an exam from the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
2. Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
A neonatal nurse practitioner is a nurse who is assigned to the Neonatal ward where they take care of newborn infants who have some minor injuries or are going through life-threatening complications. They could diagnose some issues that the newborns may have and even administer some treatments whenever they need to.
You could see the neonatal nurse practitioners in the Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and the maternity wards, To be a neonatal nurse practitioner, then you are going to have to finish your BSM degree, get some experience as a registered nurse, and then earn your postgraduate degree. You would then get an exam from National Certification Corporation so that you could be board-certified.
3. Emergency Room (ER) Nurse Practitioner
Next we have an Emergency Room nurse practitioner who is the one providing care for the people who are in the emergency room, usually the ones that have trauma and need emergency care that is potentially life-threatening.
They are the ones assessing the condition and choosing the course of treatment of a person who is in a Keyser and sick that arrives in the emergency room.
4. Cardiac Nurse Practitioner
When it comes to conditions concerning the heart and the circulatory system, then the cardiac nurse practitioner is the person to go to. They are trained to help treat and even prevent any kind of disease that is connected to both the heart and circulatory system.
They would be able to diagnose serious heart conditions and make an in-depth assessment of the treatment plan that is going to be done and prescribe medication.
5. Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner
The musculoskeletal system is the area of expertise of an orthopedic nurse practitioner, so any kind of illnesses and injuries that are connected to the joints, bones, soft tissues, and muscles. They are usually looking at people who have broken bones, acute trauma, sports-medicine injuries, joint sprains, and joint sprains.