This blog is in continuation to the one written earlier under the same title and the introduction.
The responsibilities of a nurse mostly depends on the nursing specialty and the field of practice in different types of healthcare settings. A nurse can find career opportunities in hospitals, nursing care facilities, prisons, military bases, private clinics, nursing schools, mentor other nurses, handle administrative tasks and even conduct research jobs. If you are about to pursue nursing degree and want to know about the professions you can opt for your career ahead, this list of 99 nursing profession that was published in nursejournal.org is just for you. However, there are few professions that requires a master’s degree (MSN) and the specialization in the field of practice.
70. Epidemics Research Nurse
There is a significant worry that we are on the brink of a new epidemic or pandemic, like Ebola. Nurses are needed to research the various new illnesses and come up with cures and techniques to prevent spreading.
71. Asylum Nurse
Asylum seekers often have highly complex health needs, including psychological needs.
72. Nurse for At Risk Populations
Certain populations are classed as “at risk,” such as veterans and the homeless. They often require specialized health care.
73. Nurse Lobbyist
You will speak to Congressmen and Senators in the hope of encouraging certain health care ideas to be legislated and receive funding.
74. Federal Health Care Nurse
Work on federal health care development programs to affect outcomes for various populations.
75. Continuous Professional Education Coordination
All nurses are dedicated to their continuous professional education. Coordinating this and keeping on records on further education is an interesting and varied role.
76. Bioterrorism Research Nurse
Bioterrorism requires extensive knowledge on development and behavior of pathogens.
77. Medical Journalist
Investigate and report on healthcare issues around the globe.
78. Disaster Management and Relief Nurse
Provide health care to affected populations after a disaster.
79. Toxicology Nurse
Having an understanding of poisons and their effects on humans is hugely important.
80. Environmental Health Nurse
Environmental health, how our behavior affects the planet and how the planet affects our health are very important issues to look at for a nurse.
81. Hazardous Waste Nurse
Hazardous waste could have devastating consequences on the health of entire populations.
82. Industrial Nurse
This is closely related to occupational health, although this type of nurse will look more at overall risk and hazard prevention.
83. Forensic Nurse
Forensic nursing is often required after crimes have been committed.
84. Study Programs Development Nurse
Develop programs for the next nursing generation.
85. Vaccine Research Nurse
Ensure that people are immunized against various illnesses, and review their effectiveness and possible side effects.
86. Ambulatory Care Nurse
With ambulatory care, cases that would usually require stay in hospital are resolved on an outpatient basis.
87. Flight or Transport Nurse
Help treat people who have to be expatriated due to illness or injury.
88. Certified Nurse Assistant
Support the workload of other nurses and ensure they can perform their job properly.
89. Cardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse
Help to insert catheters into aortas to diagnose heart conditions.
90. HIV/AIDS Nurse
HIV/AIDS continues to be a significant health issue that requires research, development and care.
91. Genetics Nurse
You will research genes and their effects.
92. Holistic Nurse
Holistic nurses believe everything is interconnected and needs to be addressed in order to provide great health care.
93. Mind, Body and Spirit Nurse
Very similar to holistic nursing but you often use Eastern and Oriental care techniques, including Reiki and acupuncture.
94. Legal Nurse Consultant
Provide consultation on legal matters within the health care field.
95. NICU Nurse
Work with very sick and premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
96. Peri-Anesthesia Nurse
Help patients who are coming out of anesthesia.
97. Peri-Operative Nurse
Look after patients who are recovering from surgery.
98. Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing
This is a highly specialized field of nursing where you deal with patients who have problems with wounds, ostomy and continence. Only some 4,000 nurses worldwide have specialized in this field to date.
99. Inspire Others
Be an inspiration to other people by showing your care and dedication to others.
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