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6 Rewarding Specialties

6 Rewarding Specialties


Nursing is one of the most in demand professions in America. There is a projected need for 1,001,000 Registered Nurses and 309,000 LPNs / LVNs ending in the year 2016. The nursing shortage gives potential nurses leverage when deciding the location of the hospital they want to work. The shortage also means there is a greater chance you will be hired (assuming you pass the NCLEX); thus, providing a great return on invested capital.

Most registered nurses choose to follow a career path focused on a specific nursing specialty that fits their personality and intellectual interests. Some specialties involve being certified by a professional board or association which will often increase a nurse’s wages and long-term promotion potential.

Not sure where your niche lies? Take one of these short interactive quizzes to see what nurse specialty is the right fit for you.

Cardiac Care Nurse
Geriatric Nurse
Nurse Anesthetist
Plastic Surgery Nurse

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