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    EDUCATION
    August 31, 2020

    What Are All the Types of Nurses? The Complete List of Nursing Careers and Specialties

    Kathleen Gaines
    By: Kathleen Gaines MSN, RN, BA, CBC

    By: Kathleen Gaines MSN, BA, RN, CBC

    There are a lot of different ways to enter the field of nursing and even more career options available to nurses. To help you figure out what path you want to take, here’s an extensive list of every nursing career and specialty available to you. Get ready to scroll!

    Types of Nursing Careers You Can Start Quickly

    1. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    2. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    3. Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

    Nursing Degrees

    1. Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
    2. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN)
    3. Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN)
    4. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    5. Doctorate of Nursing Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
    6. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Types of Registered Nurses (RNs)

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    Types of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

    1. Family Nurse Practitioner

    2. Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

    • Ambulatory Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Bariatric Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Dermatology Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Diabetes Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Dialysis Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Endocrine Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Genetics Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Hematology Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Home Health Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Hospice Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Infection Control Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Medical Surgical Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Oncology Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Orthopedic Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Otorhinolaryngology Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Pain Management Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Plastic Surgery Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Poison Control Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Primary Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Public Health Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Pulmonary Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Radiology Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Rehabilitation Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Rheumatology Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Substance Abuse Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Telemetry Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Transplant Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Transport Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Trauma Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Urologic Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
    • Wound Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

    3. Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

    4. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Ambulatory Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Burn Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Cardiac Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Dermatology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Diabetes Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Dialysis Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Emergency Medicine Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Endocrine Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Gastroenterology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Hematology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Home Health Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Hospice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Infection Control Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Medical-Surgical Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Nephrology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Neurology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Oncology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Ophthalmic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Orthopedic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Ostomy Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Otorhinolaryngology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Pain Management Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Palliative Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Plastic Surgery Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Psychiatric Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Pulmonary Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Radiology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Rheumatology Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Substance Abuse Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Surgical Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Telephone Triage Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Transplant Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Transport Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Trauma Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Travel Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Urologic Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
    • Wound Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    5. Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Related Gender Specialties

    • LGBTQ Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Obstetrics Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Postpartum Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
    • Reproductive Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

    6. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

    7. Certified Nurse Midwife

    8. Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

    • Adult Health
    • Psychiatric and Mental Health
    • Child/Adolescent Psychological and Mental Health
    • Diabetes Management
    • Gerontology
    • Home Health
    • Pediatrics
    • Public and Community Health

    9. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

    10. Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

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    Other Nursing Degrees/Professions

    1. Assistant Nurse Manager
    2. Chief Nursing Officer
    3. Nurse Educator
    4. Nurse Executive
    5. Nurse Manager
    6. Nursing Director

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