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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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    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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    kervin18

    over 5 years ago

    10 comments

    how long does it take 2 get your RN

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    mixedlady

    over 5 years ago

    12 comments

    wow, that's neat to know about this.

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    derf

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Is it a conflict of interest for a nurse if she is the nurse for her elderly mother at a nursing home( ie:charts on as her nurse, administers meds, etc...)?

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    olaniyan

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Give vital information about nursing job in slovakia, i mean central europe

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    jess_69_lover

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    what are some good nursing schools in arizona

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    dwhowe61

    almost 6 years ago

    14 comments

    Oh come on! I am an Orthopedic Nurse and I make less than half of your quote.

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    evarunnr

    almost 6 years ago

    10 comments

    salaries are easily adjusted by geographical area, what the "going rate" for the area, and the size of the hospital. i wanted to transfer from a wannabe ICU in a large association of hospitals to another campus with higher complex patients and higher expectations of nurses. i would have lost $11,000.00 in annual wage. the distance was 60 miles. Tell me where the justice is?

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    BARBARA1104

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I go to school@ Luzerne county community

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    wiyuna

    almost 6 years ago

    126 comments

    wow...alot of money ^^

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    prettysexyRN

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    how much does an ER/OR/DR nurse get??

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    taustin1965

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Can anyone tell me what the average pay for a Med-surg RN is? This is the field of study I have chosen.

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    raymond1989

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    well i think it difar from country too am from nigeria ondo stateam about be coming a sudent nurse...aimining to become one of the greatest nurse in the world....it seems CRNA IS MY CHIOCE

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    tjbart

    about 6 years ago

    16 comments

    Nursing salaries differ from state to state. What state did these salaries come from? Some advice to all who want to be an LPN. RN definitely gets a much higher salary than an LPN. Go for the RN right off. Once you settle into a nursing position it is hard to make yourself go back to school for an RN. I know several LPNs trying to work full-time and go to school full-time for their RN. It is not easy!

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    qwp22

    about 6 years ago

    6 comments

    Most of the hightest paying specialties in the field of nursing require a master's degree.

    While some see the $135,000 average for a nurse anesthetist, and think "that's for me," the truth is, it might be the MOST competitive field to gain entrance to in a graduate nursing program. Many nursing anesthetist programs only admit 10-15 students a year. So, the programs only admit the best nursing students, and the coursework is certainly challenging.

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