Nursing Specialties

Nursing Specialties

Nursing classification system

Nursing as an art and a science developed greatly along with information technology. There are many courses and branches of on-campus or online nursing education in different colleges and universities. Some of these nursing specialties are:

  • Advanced HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist; Wellness through Acute Care (Adult-Gerontology)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist; Wellness through Acute Care (Neonatal)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Wellness through Acute Care (Pediatric)
  • Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology)
  • Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • HIV/AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Diabetes Management (specialty certification, retired exam)
  • Advanced Diabetes Management
  • Certified Asthma Educator
  • Forensic Nursing, Advanced
  • Advanced Forensic Nursing
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Genetics Nursing, Advanced
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Holistic Nurse, Board Certified
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult)
  • Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
  • Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse
  • Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management
  • Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring
  • Neonatal Pediatric Transport
  • Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist
  • Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
  • Certified Addictions Registered Nurse
  • Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice
  • Certified Breast Care Nurse
  • Correctional Behavioral Health Certification
  • Certified Continence Care Nurse
  • Certified Continence Care Nurse-Advanced Practice
  • Certified Correctional Health Professional-Advanced
  • Certified Correctional Health Professional-RN
  • Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician
  • Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician-Advanced
  • Acute/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
  • Certified Clinical Research Associate
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
  • Tele-ICU Acute/Critical Care Nursing (Adult)
  • Acute/Critical Care Knowledge Professional (Adult, Pediatric & Neonatal)
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional
  • Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management
  • Certified Dialysis Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Dialysis Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Certified Dialysis Nurse
  • Certified Emergency Nurse
  • Certified in Executive Nursing Practice
  • Certified Foot Care Nurse
  • Certified Flight Registered Nurse
  • Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse
  • Certified Heart Failure Nurse
  • Non-Clinical Heart Failure Nurse
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse
  • Certified Health Service Administrator
  • Certified in Infection Control
  • Occupational Health Nursing Case Management
  • Cardiac Medicine (Adult)
  • Certification in Managed Care Nursing
  • Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Nurse Manager and Leader
  • Certified Nurse Manager and Leader
  • Certified Corrections Nurse
  • Certified Nephrology Nurse
  • Certified Nephrology Nurse-Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Corrections Nurse/Manager
  • Certified Nurse, Operating Room
  • Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, Core
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Perioperative Certification
  • Certified Ostomy Care Nurse
  • Certified Ostomy Care Nurse-Advanced Practice
  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse
  • Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist
  • Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse
  • Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
  • Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse
  • Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management
  • Certified in Perinatal Loss Care
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care
  • Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care
  • Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
  • Certified Radiologic Nurse
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant
  • Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
  • Certification for Registered Nurses of Ophthalmology
  • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
  • Cardiac Surgery (Adult)
  • Certified Transport Registered Nurse
  • Urologic Associate
  • Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Urologic Registered Nurse
  • Certified Wound Care Nurse
  • Certified Wound Care Nurse-Advanced Practice
  • Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
  • Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse-Advanced Practice
  • Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
  • Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse-Advanced Practice
  • Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Dermatology Nurse Certified
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner (specialty certification)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist (retired exam)
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
  • Home Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (retired exam)
  • Holistic Nurse, Board Certified
  • Holistic Baccalaureate Nurse, Board Certified
  • Health and Wellness Nurse Coach, Board Certified
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
  • Nurse Coach, Board Certified
  • National Certified School Nurse
  • Nurse Executive
  • Nurse Executive, Advanced
  • NNP-BC – Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Oncology Certified Nurse
  • Orthopedic Clinical Nurse Specialist – Certified
  • Orthopedic Nurse Certified
  • Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner-Certified
  • Progressive Care Nursing (Adult)
  • Progressive Care Knowledge Professional (Adult)
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (retired exam)
  • Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist
  • Public Health Nursing, Advanced
  • Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the life span)
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • Cardiac-Vascular Nursing
  • Certified Vascular Nurse (retired exam)
  • College Health Nursing (retired exam)
  • Community Health Nursing (retired exam)
  • Faith Community Nursing
  • General Nursing, Practice (retired exam)
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Hemostasis Nursing
  • High-Risk Perinatal Nursing (retired exam)
  • Home Health Nursing (retired exam)
  • Informatics Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing Case Management
  • Nursing Professional Development
  • Pain Management Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Perinatal Nursing (retired exam)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
  • Rheumatology Nursing
  • School Nursing (retired exam)
  • RNC-LRN – Low Risk Neonatal Nursing
  • RNC-MNN – Maternal Newborn Nursing
  • RNC-NIC – Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
  • RNC-OB – Inpatient Obstetric Nursing
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Adult/Adolescent
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Pediatric
  • Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
  • School Nurse Practitioner (retired exam)
  • Trauma Certified Registered Nurse
  • WHNP-BC – Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Professional organizations or certifying boards issue voluntary certification in many of these specialties.

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