Add to your bookmark Subscribe to Philippine Nurses feed Add to Del.icio.us StumbleUpon Add to Digg Add to Yahoo Bookmark on Google Add to furl Add to Reddit Add to Blinklist Add to Meneame Add to Fark Add to Ma.golia

Join our Nursing Review Community! Subscribe below. Its Free!

Join NurseReview.Org Community!

Get Connected With Other Nurses All Over The World! Its Free!! Enter your email to receive the Nursing Board Exam NLE Quick Result!

Email:

         Nursing Board Exam Result Subscribers PRC December NLE Quick Results Subscription


NurseReview.Org helps nurses all over the world keep in touch with each other. We provide an interactive environment where nurses can share their experience, ask questions regarding issues, provide assistance, etc.

If you want to be informed through email regarding NLE RESULTS, Nursing News, Retrogression Updates, New Nursing Board Exam Question & Answer, Latest Updates Regarding Nclex, please subscribe to us by filling in your email address above.

NOTE: You email address will be kept private and will not be distributed to spammers.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Registered Nurses: Specializations

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. One advantage of subscribing to RSS feeds is that you don't have to constantly re-visit this site to check for updates within specific sections you might be interested in because your browser or Feed reader will do this for you automatically on a regular basis plus you can even get email notification. Thank you so much. Enjoy!

Registered nurses who work in hospitals specialize in a number of areas like obstetrics, surgery, psychiatry, cardiac care, oncology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, intensive care, and many others. They may also specialize in working with particular kinds of patients, such as children, the elderly, the chronically ill, or the physically or mentally disabled.

  • Consultant nurses advise hospitals, nursing schools, industrial plants, public health groups, and others about problems related to nursing activities and health services.
  • Head nurses and nurse supervisors oversee and coordinate nursing departments in hospitals.
  • Industrial nurses work for businesses, treating work injuries, planning safety and wellness programs, and referring patients to other health care providers.
  • Infection control nurses coordinate and direct infection control programs in hospitals.
    Nurse anesthetists administer anesthetics prescribed by anesthesiologists during surgery or other medical procedures.
  • Nurse midwives are specially trained nurses who look after expectant mothers and deliver their babies.
  • Nurse practitioners are specially trained nurses who work under the supervision of a physician to provide general medical care and treatment.
  • Nursing instructors teach nursing in colleges and universities and work in staff-development or in-service programs in a variety of health service settings.
  • Private duty nurses give bedside care to single patients on an hourly or live-in basis. They often work in a patient's home, although some do work in hospitals.
    Public health or community health nurses, work for public health agencies, providing care, teaching, and counseling to patients in their homes, workplaces, schools, clinics. Their emphasis is often on preventing illness by teaching health maintenance and disease prevention.
  • School nurses treat students who get sick or hurt at school and work with other medical staff and school administrators to plan school health programs.
  • Forensic nurses investigate suspicious deaths, work with victims of trauma and abuse, and consult on legal cases involving medicine, nursing and/or illness. Specialties within nursing include the sexual assault nurse examiner, nurse death investigators, nurse coroners, forensic clinical nurses, legal nurse consultants, forensic gerontology specialists, forensic pediatric specialists, and forensic correctional nursing specialists.
Registered nurses have many advancement opportunities. On the administrative side, they may be promoted from floor care to assistant head nurse to head nurse, and from there to a variety of positions in upper management. RNs who want to remain in patient care can go on to study for more advanced certification as clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners. In addition, nurses who get certification in a specialty area, such as wound care or plastic surgery, also increase their possibilities for advancement.

If you are looking for an nursing job, checkout   Nursing Jobs Search Online


Article copyright NurseReview.org - #1 source of information to update nurses all over the world. All rights reserved. No part of an article may be reproduced without the prior permission.



0 comments:


Philippine Nurses in Action

Search for Nursing Jobs Abroad!

Quick Nursing Facts:

NLE Results December 2011 Results

December 2011 Nursing Board Exam Successful Examinees for the December NLE 2011

Nursing Board Exam July 2010 NLE PRC

July 2011 Nursing Board Exam Successful Examinee PRC

List of Successful Examinees for Nursing Licensure Examination July 2011 Conducted by the PRC

We are one of the few websites to post results right after the Philippine Regulatory Board have release the list of successful examinees

Results for July 2011 NLE Board Exam

July 2011 NLE Nursing Licensure Examination Results List Of Passers

Recommended Books

Filipino Nurse del.icio.us Tag Rolls

NursingReview.Org Disclaimer

© 2008-2009 NurseReview.Org This site contains links to other Web sites. The owner of this blog has no control over the content or privacy practices of those sites. The information provided here is for general information purpose only. Comments are moderated. If in any case the owner approves a comment, it should not be taken as an endorsement of that comment. The owner doesn't claim full ownership of all photos or articles posted on this site. If the respective copyright owners wish for their photos or articles to be taken down, feel free to e-mail me and it will be taken down immediately.