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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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    justmecvc

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

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

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    tlittle

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

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

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    dswpitcher

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 years ago

    34 comments

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

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    DUKE2008

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 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

    almost 6 years ago

    10 comments

    how long does it take 2 get your RN

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    mixedlady

    almost 6 years ago

    12 comments

    wow, that's neat to know about this.

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    derf

    about 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

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

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

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    jess_69_lover

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    what are some good nursing schools in arizona

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    dwhowe61

    about 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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