Nursing Specialties

Resources that can help spark career interest

The School of Nursing wants students to find the nursing specialization that is best for them. There are many different specialties for students to consider. If a student is interested in a specific specialty, an advisor can help the student select classes to better prepare him or her for that specialization after graduation.

The following links provide information on nursing specialties. If information on a particular specialty is not available, a student should contact the school of nursing or his or her advisor for more information.

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Association Nurse Anesthetists

American Association of Nurse Attorneys

American Association of Occupational Health Nurse

American Association of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses

American Association of Plastic Surgical Nurses

American College of Nurse Midwives

American Nephrology Nurses Association

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

American Society of Neuroscience Nurses

American Society for Perianesthesia Nurses

Association for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing

Association of Operating Room Nurses

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Dermatology Nurses Association

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association

Emergency Nurses Association

Home Healthcare Nurses Association

Hospice/palliative care nurses

International Association of Forensic Nurses

Infusion Nurses Society

Legal nurse consultants

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

National Association of School Nurses

National Association of Orthopedic Nurses

National Gerontological Nursing Association

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Obstetric nurses

Oncology Nursing Society

Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society

Perioperative (O.R.) nurse

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Public health nurses

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Inc.

Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Nurses

Society of Trauma Nurses

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

Staff nurses