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10 Hottest Nursing Specialties

10 Hottest Nursing Specialties

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Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse

Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses provide care for, and help ease the pain of, terminally ill patients outside of hospitals. They advise other clinicians on how to best care for the dying patient. Some may also run debriefings for other nurses who have been upset by a patient’s death.

Average Annual Salary
$66,000


Educational Requirements
RN license, with associates or baccalaureate degree. Some master’s programs exist, but an advanced degree is not considered a prerequisite. There is also a voluntary certification process offered by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses.

Search our job listings for hospice/palliative care nurse positions.

Related Organizations

European Association for Palliative Care

Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association

National Hospice Foundation


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    jollyegirl

    over 3 years ago

    12 comments

    FYI: You don't have to have a bsn to be part of an internship. There are many hospitals that offer them to adn graduates too! Thanks for this. it was interesting! :)

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    Account Removed

    about 6 years ago

    Holistic nursing is the fastest growing area I've seen in years. Great article!

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    COLT

    about 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Another great resource is the Aerospace Medical Association (www.asma.org) and the "Flight Nurse Society" ... a constituent organization of the parent AsMA ... initially founded as a USAF Flight Nurse section ... it now reflects an international membership of civilian and military flight nurses.

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