Nursing Specialties to Advance Your Career
Wendy J. Meyeroff / Monster Contributing Writer
If you’re an experienced nursing professional, there are a number of opportunities in advanced practice nursing you could pursue.
Advanced practice nurses fall into four categories: nurse practitioners (NPs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSes). All require advanced education (typically leading to a master’s degree) and clinical experience. After that, certification and state licensing requirements vary. So do salaries, which differ according to location, educational levels and practice setting.