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Top 10 Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

Top 10 Highest Paying Nursing Specialties

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After nurses finish nursing school, choosing the right nursing specialty becomes their chief focus. With so many specialties to choose from, many prospective nurses find it difficult to just pick one, but with nearly every specialty requiring candidates to pass a series of exams and fulfill a period of on-the-job training, time is of the essence!

Pay should not be your only considering when deciding on a specialty, but the list below of the highest paying nursing specialties provides a good primer on which types of nurses have the greatest earning potential.

1) Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist – $135,000

2) Nurse Researcher – $95,000

3) Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – $95,000

4) Certified Nurse Midwife – $84,000

5) Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse – $81,000

6) Orthopedic Nurse – $81,000

7) Nurse Practitioner – $78,000

8) Clinical Nurse Specialist – $76,000

9) Gerontological Nurse Practitioner – $75,000

10) Neonatal Nurse – $74,000



First Specialty: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist >>


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    jackie30

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    hi am an enrolled community health nurse but currentry doing diploma course in the same. i wanted you to give me advice after i finish my diploma in july this year i dont what to do what do you think is better speacilizing or doing my bsn

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    Emmatol

    about 5 years ago

    186 comments

    Well, what about critical care nursing, how well paid is it?
    I need to know because that's my area of specialty and i'm still planning of working in Carlifonia later.

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    PattyMac

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I completed nursing school when I was 46. It is never too late to make changes, NYCgirlfromQNS! Now I am 53 and want to move into a specialty nursing field but I am unsure how to accomplish this. I have not been able to find courses that focus on Neonatal, Orthopaedic, OR, PACU, etc. Does anyone know if/where courses are available so that one may gain enough knowledge to be seriously considered for a specialty position? I currently work as a home care nurse. Thank you.

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    Account Removed

    about 5 years ago

    Great info!

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    Teacher2Nursing

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello All, I am new to the nursing community. Just wanted to get some idea of the different specialties. I am 32, and changing careers as well. Just found that I have been accepted in an BS-RN program. Since I already have a BS in Sociology, the school has informed me that will not have to re-take the Liberal Arts courses. I feel relieved, because of my age, I was worried about how long it would take me to become an RN.

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    mandietaylor

    over 5 years ago

    234 comments

    Getting paid what you are worth is very important. However, you should not put your intrest in a job just for the money alone. Although I am considering the nurse anesthetist or practitioner program I am open to all the possibilites out there. Pay definately helps, but I believe that your heart should be in it as well. Whatever I choose, I plan to research and do what I feel passionate about (whatever it may be). My primary goal is to serve a purpose and take care of patients.

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    justmecvc

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    MrNewYork---Very "professional" language there!! Please keep this blog clean. Thx!!

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    tlittle

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Want to go back to finish nursing school. I have been out of school for 4 years now, I want to go back,but money is a factor, I am 32 now and was wondering about scholarships and grants.

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    MrNewYork

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    In NYC the NP on my floor make 93k for starts and don't do a damn thing but place orders and chat about their kids.

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    Magaret

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    lam a registered nurse as well as a registered midwife, how can l get connected for a well paid job? my name is Magaret Effiom and l reside in Nigeria.

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    jaspreet

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    i like this profession.beacuse we care the sick peoples.

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    dswpitcher

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    There could be much more useful information located here. It says not to make pay your chief focus but declines to say what are other important aspects of looking for your specialty. Those that are listed do not connect to an adequate description of what is really involved in that job or what a normal day may be like. There should be more info and/or links added.

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    caribbeangyrl

    over 5 years ago

    34 comments

    I am considering nursing as a second career and wondering how long will it take...

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    DUKE2008

    over 5 years ago

    34 comments

    I am taking a test for the LPN program on Monday....is the test hard and what is it basically on? I was told I would be taking the NET test and that it isbasic math and reading. I was going for RN, but I said whatever came first I would do it and LPN came first. I was debating though! I have an 8 month old and I thought that would be kind of hard for me to go back and do RN if I worked and took care of my son. Could anyone give me any advice?

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    atucker_nursesfinest

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    It takes two to four years to get an RN license . You still need your starter classes/ prereqs. I am a LPN , it was a 10 month program and I went to a bridge program which was a additional year. I not to long ago graduated ... I need help passing the RN Nclex. Help anyone !..... I want to continue on for a bachelors and maybe a specialty.

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