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Types of Nurses - Part II

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With so many nursing specialities, you might find it difficult to choose one that is perfect for you. Well, in continuation to our previous blog, we have listed nine more types of nurses for you to research from. But remember, for you to become any sort of nurse, a nursing course is very important. Make sure you choose a good Health Institute for your BSc Nursing. 

Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Education Requirement: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s in nursing course
  • Expected Job Growth: Medium to high
  • Employment Locations: Hospitals, Residential care facilities, etc.

Registered Nurses (RN) help patients by educating them about their health issues and coordinating patient care with the doctor in charge. They also provide much-needed emotional support to patients and communicate with family members frequently. Most registered nurses work alongside physicians and specific health care specialists. To become a registered nurse, you will have to choose a bachelor’s nursing course. Post that you will have to start working in the medical field to get hands-on practice as soon as you can. If you become a registered nurse, there are a lot of career opportunities you can choose depending on your areas of interest.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

  • Health science courses to take up: BSc nursing course and then a Masters's Degree (MSN)
  • Expected Job Growth: High
  • Employment Locations: Hospitals, Specialty Doctor’s Clinic

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) specializes in anaesthesia required during surgeries. She is a highly trained medical professional and one of the highest-paid nurse specialists in this field. This job role is very high in demand almost every time. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is qualified with very serious and specific training to assist surgeons and a team of doctors during the operation. This job role involves assisting patients before, during and after their operation procedure and managing their pain levels. To become a CRNA, you will have to complete a graduate-level nursing course like the one from the ITM Institute of Health Science and then get certified later. 

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

  • Education Requirement: BSc nursing course and then a Master's Degree and sometimes a Doctoral degree
  • Expected Job Growth: Medium to High
  • Employment Locations: Hospitals, In-Home Health Care services, etc.

Clinical nurse specialists are an advanced type of registered nurse also known as APRNs. They provide direct care to patients and also work on improving the quality of treatment the patient receives during the entire treatment. You can often spot them in leadership roles and as consultants or nurse educators as well. SO, if you are good at leadership and looking for a nursing role that offers one, this one is for you. 

ER Nurse

  • Health science courses to take up: Associates Degree or Bachelors in a nursing course, 
  • Expected Job Growth: Medium to High
  • Employment Locations: Hospitals

As an ER nurse, you would have to manage an array of tasks in the emergency room. Careful evaluation, sound thinking, and attention to detail must be your strong suits as an ER nurse in order to stabilise the patient properly. Tending to basic wounds, prescribing medication after proper medical examination, and studying the patient history are all a part of this role. As an ER nurse, you’ll be working in intense scenarios.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

  • Health science courses to take up: BSc nursing degree and then a Master's Degree in Nursing course (MSN) 
  • Expected Job Growth: Medium
  • Employment Locations: Doctor’s Offices and Hospice Facilities

A family nurse practitioner (FNP) is professionally trained in primary health care services. They have experience and training in treating patients of all ages.  A family nurse practitioner runs diagnoses on health issues, treats them, runs physical examinations, and even prescribes medicines.

Geriatric Nursing

  • Education Requirement: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s in Nursing course
  • Expected Job Growth: High
  • Employment Locations: Hospitals, Doctor’s Offices and Nursing Homes

A geriatric nurse specializes in treating older patients. They provide treatment for injuries and ailments. They can prepare charts and assumptions on the future of a patient’s care routine. Especially for those who suffer from long-term illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. SO, if you like tending to older patients with basic and advanced medical care, this job is the right one for you. 

Nurse Manager

  • Education Requirement: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s in a nursing course
  • Expected Job Growth: Medium to High
  • Employment Locations: Hospitals, Outpatient Facilities

A nurse manager is a supervisory role. They are like nurse administrators who overlook the daily work of a clinic or a hospital. They are involved in hiring nurses, creating teams for smooth operations, creating schedules, generating budgets and managing the teams. 

SO, if you are someone who loves an administrative position within the medical field, this job would be a fun one for you.

Nurse Midwife

  • Education Requirement: Associates Nursing course or Bachelor’s in nursing course
  • Expected Job Growth: Medium 
  • Employment Locations: Hospitals and Doctor’s Offices

A midwife is someone who caters to pregnant women and works closely with them. They assist in delivering the baby, and also during labour. They also counsel women after their pregnancy and tell them all they need to know about child care. Guiding new mothers to take care of themselves and making them understand that everything is not just about the baby but them as well. So, if you are interested in the holistic development of newborns and their mothers, you must definitely choose this nursing niche. 

Nurse Practitioner

  • Education Requirement: Master's Degree (nursing course) or Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP)
  • Expected Job Growth: High
  • Employment Locations: Hospitals, Clinics

Nurse practitioners are primary healthcare providers who tend to both patients and their families. The role of Nurse Practitioners is to perform necessary physical examinations as well as prescribe medications. So, if you want to study in-depth nursing care and want to progress into advanced practices, this niche would be perfect for you.

Conclusion - 

We hope both our related blogs prove helpful to you. Use them as a guide along with your area of interest & make a successful career with health sciences courses. 

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