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Explore Specialties

Maybe you want to help people. Maybe someone inspired you. Maybe you want to learn something new every day. Whatever your reason for exploring nursing, there’s a specialty that’ll give you a fulfilling and rewarding career. Take a look.

34

specialties let you work outside of the hospital.

68

are research-oriented. See them ›

There are 104 areas to specialize in.

Click to see the specialties in each category.

There are 104 Nursing Specialties.

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education
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Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Managerial | Independent
Category:
Clinical
Emergency
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Emergency
Surgical
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Management
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Advanced Practice
Women’s Health
Education:
RN Diploma or ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Clinical
Management
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Managerial | Research-oriented
Category:
Advanced Practice
Clinical
Education:
BSN + MSN or PhD
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Managerial
Category:
Community
Education:
LPN/LVN Certification
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Emergency
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Education:
LPN, ASN, or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Research-oriented
Category:
Psychological
Education:
LPN, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Clinical
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Research-oriented
Category:
Advanced Practice
Education:
BSN, MSN, and DNP
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Emergency
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Advanced Practice
Family
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Structured | Patient-facing | Research-oriented
Category:
Clinical
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Research-oriented
Category:
Family
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Advanced Practice
Family
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Management
Education:
BSN and MSN or PhD
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Behind-the-scenes | Managerial | Research-oriented
Category:
Clinical
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Research-oriented
Category:
Clinical
Community
Education:
RN diploma, ASN, or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Research-oriented
Category:
Clinical
Community
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Clinical
Management
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Patient-facing | Managerial | Research-oriented
Category:
Management
Education:
BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Behind-the-scenes | Managerial | Research-oriented
Category:
Clinical
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent | Multilingual
Category:
Women’s Health
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Women’s Health
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Management
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Managerial | Research-oriented | Independent
Category:
Clinical
Education:
LPN Certification
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Behind-the-scenes
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Management
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Managerial
Category:
Clinical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Patient-facing
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Managerial | Independent | Multilingual
Category:
Family
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Management
Education:
BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Managerial | Research-oriented
Category:
Advanced Practice
Surgical
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Independent
Category:
Management
Education:
BSN and JD
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Managerial | Independent
Category:
Community
Management
Education:
BSN or MSN or PhD
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Managerial | Research-oriented
Category:
Management
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Managerial | Research-oriented | Independent
Category:
Management
Education:
BSN or MSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Behind-the-scenes | Managerial
Category:
Management
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Managerial | Research-oriented | Independent
Category:
Management
Education:
BSN or MSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Behind-the-scenes | Managerial
Category:
Advanced Practice
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
BSN and MSN or PhD
Characteristics
Structured | Behind-the-scenes | Independent
Category:
Community
Management
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Behind-the-scenes | Managerial | Research-oriented
Category:
Community
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Behind-the-scenes | Independent
Category:
Women’s Health
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Community
Education:
BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Behind-the-scenes | Independent
Category:
Clinical
Education:
BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Research-oriented
Category:
Clinical
Surgical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Surgical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing
Category:
Advanced Practice
Clinical
Management
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Managerial
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Family
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Research-oriented
Category:
Family
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Advanced Practice
Family
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Surgical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Women’s Health
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Surgical
Education:
BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Surgical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Emergency
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Psychological
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Advanced Practice
Psychological
Education:
BSN and MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Managerial | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Clinical
Emergency
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Research-oriented
Category:
Psychological
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Women’s Health
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Research-oriented
Category:
Clinical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN, BSN or MSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Emergency
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Psychological
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Emergency
Education:
ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Structured | Behind-the-scenes | Multilingual
Category:
Clinical
Community
Emergency
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Patient-facing
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent | Multilingual
Category:
Surgical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Emergency
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Fast-paced | Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing | Independent
Category:
Clinical
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Structured | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Community
Education:
LPN Certification
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Patient-facing
Category:
Clinical
Community
Education:
RN Diploma, ASN or BSN
Characteristics
Multifaceted | Structured | Patient-facing
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