Nursing Careers and Specialties

As a nurse you have lots of different career options and nursing specialties to choose from. Each nursing specialty has its own career path, certification, and educational requirements. This list below should help you figure out which nursing specialty is right for you!

There are 61 Nursing Specialties.

Nursing Specialty

Education Requirement

Type

Ambulatory Care Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Burn Nursing

BSN

Emergency Nursing

Cardiac Care Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Cardiac Catheter Lab Nursing

BSN

Surgical Nursing

Case Management Nursing

BSN

Managerial Nursing

Clinical Nurse Specialists

BSN, followed by MSN

Advanced Practice Nursing

Clinical Research Nursing

BSN

Advanced Practice Nursing

Correctional Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Critical Care Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Developmental Disabilities Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Emergency Nursing

BSN

Emergency Nursing

Flight Nursing

BSN

Emergency Nursing

Forensic Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Gastroenterology Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Genetics Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Geriatric Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Hematology Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

HIV/AIDS Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Home Health Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Hospice Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Hyperbaric Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Infection Control Nursing

BSN

Managerial Nursing

Informatics Nursing

BSN

Managerial Nursing

Intravenous Therapy Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Legal Nurse Consultants

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Military Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Neonatal Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Neuroscience Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Nurse Anesthetists

BSN, MSN

Advanced Practice Nursing

Nurse Educators

BSN, MSN, or PhD

Managerial Nursing

Nurse Practitioners

MSN/DPN

Advanced Practice Nursing

Nurse-Midwives

MSN or post-master's certificate

Advanced Practice Nursing

Nursing Management

BSN

Managerial Nursing

Obstetrics/Gynecology Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Occupational Health Nursing

BSN

Managerial Nursing

Oncology Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Orthopedic Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Pain Management Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Pediatric Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nursing

BSN

Surgical Nursing

Private Duty Nursing

BSN

Managerial Nursing

Public Health Nursing

BSN

Advanced Practice Nursing

Pulmonary Nursing

BSN

Advanced Practice Nursing

Quality Improvement Nursing

BSN

Managerial Nursing

Radiology Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Recovery Room Nursing

BSN

Surgical Nursing

Rehabilitation Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Renal Dialysis Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

School Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Sub-acute Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Substance Abuse Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Surgical Nursing

BSN

Surgical Nursing

Telemetry Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing

Telenursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Telephone Triage Nursing

BSN

Emergency Nursing

Transplant Nursing

BSN

Surgical Nursing

Travel Nursing

BSN

Specialized Nursing

Urology Nursing

LPN/BSN

Clinical Nursing

Utilization Management Nursing

BSN

Managerial Nursing

Wound Care Nursing

BSN

Clinical Nursing