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5 Exciting Nursing Specialties

5 Exciting Nursing Specialties

Jeff Morrow / Articlesbase

Staff nurses work in all the places you normally think of when you think of nurses like hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices. As a staff nurse, you generally work alongside physicians in all specializations. You record medical conditions, treat patient symptoms, perform tests and analyze their results. You also administer treatments and medications. The median salary for a hospital staff nurse is about $53,500 per year.

To open the door to a staff nursing career, you need a registered nurse (RN) certification. To get there you need to earn bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) , an associates’ degree in nursing (ADN), or graduate from a certificate programs. With a more advance degree, you have more job options and you are more likely to get a job at a higher caliber facility.

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    sheedie70

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    where are legal nurse consultants employed, I have never seen an ad for actual work, only for optaining the certification/degree. do they really exists and are they in high demand?

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    ednabellrn

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    Well, Val, adult psychiatric nursing is a very rewarding and career path! BUT, before embarking on a particular path - i would suggest that you acquire Med-Surg experience. Patients can go bad fast and if all you know is your particular specialty area . . .

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    valery23

    over 5 years ago

    10 comments

    I will graduate pretty soon with a A.D.N , I also have a B.S. in health services administration with a minor in health science. What career path does any suggest i follow? I am young, organized, initiator, high energy. I love the fast past environment... I also love learning new skills ( i get bored easily)

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