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10 Most Exciting Jobs in Nursing

10 Most Exciting Jobs in Nursing

Pam Strayer | NursingLink

A cool job…what’s that? The best answer is that it’s a job that lets you do things you love – at work – and get paid well for it. You could also add great growth potential as a criteria, too.

Today nursing’s outer limits are expanding hugely, with all kinds of creative, exciting possibilities. From mind-body medicine to leading the hospital geeks into brave new frontiers, here are Dream Jobs: NursingLink’s picks for the top ten coolest nursing careers.

“These jobs are based on trends and where the best opportunities are, now and in the future,” says Donna Cardillo, a widely respected nurse career expert who speaks at industry conferences and the author of several popular nursing career books. (Cardillo is a featured expert on NursingLink.)

#1: Going Into the Flow: Holistic Nursing

#2: A Digital Dose: Nursing Informatics

#3: Criminal Realm: Forensic Nursing

#4: Measuring Quality: Outcomes Management

#5: Health Pays: Fitness Nursing

#6: On Your Own: Entrepreneur and Consultant (Self Employed)

#7: Botox and Beyond Medical Esthetics Nurse

#8: Beyond Chaplains: Faith-Based Nursing

#9 Educating and Monitoring: Insurance Nursing

#10: Managing and More: Assisted Living and Long Term Care

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    about 5 years ago

    Staci - You must become a licensed RN first - While in nursing school take any appropriate electives you can, then after graduation & licensing, you can look for work in a specialty.

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    about 5 years ago


    Holy smokes... not one mention of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
    Respected consultant? Can I be one also?

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    about 5 years ago


    would like to find a school for forensic nursing. i've always wanted to do this type but think i'm too old to be in school that long. i have to do RN first? or is there a school all in one?

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    about 5 years ago


    Somebody might think these are exciting jobs but they mostly sound like big SNOOZES TO ME!

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