April 20, 2018  |  Purdue University Global

Expected demand for nurses is high across all types of nursing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. An aging population, a greater emphasis on preventative care, and an increase in chronic conditions are propelling this demand. If you're interested in nursing, there are dozens of specialties to choose from. Here's a comprehensive list of nursing specialties as well as their related professional associations.

Ambulatory Care Nurse

Burn Care Nurse

Cardiac Care Nurse

Case Management Nurse

Certified Nurse Midwife

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dermatology Nurse

Developmental Disability Nurse

Domestic Violence Nurse

Flight/Transport Nurse

Forensic Nurse

Gastroenterology Nurse

Genetics Nurse

Geriatric Nurse

Hematology Nurse

HIV/AIDS Care Nurse

Holistic Nurse

Home Health Care Nursing

Hospice Nurse

Informatics Nurse

Infusion Nurse

Lactation Consultant

Legal Nurse Consultant

Licensed Practical Nurse

Long-Term Care Nurse

Managed Care Nurse

Medical-Surgical Nurse

Military Nurse

Missionary Nurse, Faith Community Nurse

Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse

Nephrology Nurse

Neuroscience Nurse

Nurse Advocate

Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Attorney

Nurse Executive

Nurse Life Care Planner

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Researcher

Nursing Author, Historian, or Writer

Obstetrics Nurse, Gynecology Nurse

Occupational Health Nurse

Oncology Nurse

Ophthalmic Nurse

Orthopedic Nurse

Otorhinolaryngology Nurse

Pain Management Nurse

Pediatric Nurse

Psychiatric Nurse

Public Health Nurse

Radiology Nurse

Rehabilitation Nurse

Reproductive Nurse

Rheumatology Nurse

School Nurse

Substance Abuse Nurse

Toxicology Nurse

Transcultural Nurse

Transplant Nurse

Trauma Nurse

Urologic Nurse

Veterans Affairs Nurse

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse

Want to Learn More About Nursing?

The nursing profession is one of the most rewarding and stimulating careers you can have. You can find even more national, state, and international nursing organizations here.

Interested in learning more about advancing your nursing career? Purdue University Global offers online nursing programs for busy working adults. Learn more about our online nursing programs.

Important Note

Purdue Global's programs do not align to all the specialties listed. You should research the education requirements of any specialty of interest.


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