Practice Specialties


Administration & Management
Nursing Administration & Management is a specialty that encompasses nurses who work in leadership positions in a variety of practice settings.Who are nursing administrators and managers?Learn More...Administrators that work in the hospital environment play a key role in overseeing the safe and cost-effective delivery of patient care. Chief Nurse Executives (CNE) or Chief Nursing Officers (CNO) focus on the clinical operations, financial profitability, quality improvement, and overall patient management within an entire organization or healthcare system. Nursing directors may oversee several nursing units or specialty areas within a hospital or a medical facility such as a nursing home or rehabilitation center. Nurse managers have 24-hour accountability for the staff and patient care within a nursing unit or division. Charge nurses, or nurse shift leaders/supervisors, are generally responsible for the nursing care that is delivered during their assigned shift. Clinical nurse leaders hold an advanced degree and may care for patients and support other clinical team members and implement best practices.What do nursing administrators and managers do?Learn More...Administrators that work in the hospital environment play a key role in overseeing the safe and cost-effective delivery of patient care. General managerial duties for nurses in leadership positions include: Hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating and supervising the nursing staffManaging budgets and financialsImplementing quality programs to improve patient care and mitigate riskActing as a liaison between staff, department leaders and governing boardsResponding to patient and family complaintsWriting policies and proceduresEnsuring compliance with regulatory standardsWhat are characteristics of nursing administrators and managers?Learn More...Nurse administrators and managers must be strategic thinkers, problem solvers, strong decision makers, effective leaders, mentors, team builders and skillful communicators.More nursing administration & management resourcesLearn More...Nursing Pocket Cards, including engagement and retention strategies, and workplace incivilityGuideline Summaries, including nursing delegation and privacy of healthcare informationBlog posts, with infographics, mnemonics, tips, and moreJournals Health Care Management ReviewJONA: Journal of Nursing AdministrationNursing Administration QuarterlyNursing ManagementQuality Management in Health CareThe Health Care ManagerArticles and nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activitiesHeadlines and news storiesSociety partners
Community & Public Health Nursing
Community and public health nursing is defined as “the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences” (Association of Public Health Nursing, 2018). Public health nursing focuses on the overall health of a population, promotion of wellness, and prevention of disease and disability. These nurses assess individuals and families within their community and individualize each plan of care based on genetic, lifestyle and environmental influences.What do community and public health nurses do?Learn More...Some responsibilities of community and public health nurses include: monitoring local and global health issues.identifying risk factors in specific communities.prioritizing interventions that benefit the majority of a specific population.advocating for improved access to healthcare in underserved communities.creating and implementing health education and disease prevention initiatives, such as immunizations and screenings.promoting currently available health care programs and services to improve access to care.providing direct health care to at-risk populations.Where do community and public health nurses work?Learn More...Public health and community nurses work in a variety of settings including health departments, schools, homes, community health centers, clinics, correctional facilities, worksites, and others.More community and public health nursing resourcesLearn More...Nursing Pocket Cards, including sexually transimitted diseasesGuideline Summaries, including primary prevention of cardiovascular diseaseBlog posts, with infographics, mnemonics, tips, and moreJournals Journal of Ambulatory Care ManagementFamily & Community HealthHome Healthcare NowJournal of Public Health Management & PracticeArticles and nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activitiesHeadlines and news storiesSociety partners
Critical Care Nursing
Critical care nursing, or intensive care unit (ICU) nursing, is a specialty focused on the care of unstable, chronically ill or post-surgical patients and those at risk from life-threatening diseases and injuries.What do critical care nurses do?Learn More...Critical care nurses care for a broad range of patients including medical, surgical, neonatal, pediatric, neurology, cardiac, pulmonary, transplant, and trauma/burn, to name a few. Critically ill patients often require frequent hemodynamic monitoring and mechanical assistance for failing organs. Critical care nurses should master cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques and the use of life-saving equipment such as cardioverters, defibrillators and mechanical ventilation.What do critical care nurses need to know?Learn More...A profession in critical care nursing requires: an understanding of human anatomy and physiology.sharp clinical assessment skills.vast knowledge about diseases and conditions.ongoing education related to recommended ICU treatment options.More critical care nursing resourcesLearn More...Nursing Pocket Cards, including arterial blood gas analysis and mechanical ventilationGuideline Summaries, including ARDS and sepsisBlog posts, with infographics, mnemonics, tips, and moreJournals Critical Care Nursing QuarterlyDimensions of Critical Care NursingArticles and nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activitiesHeadlines and news storiesSociety partners   Earn CE with NEW Cross-Training Videos!*Purchase the complete series and earn 6 contact hours for just $39.95!Arterial Blood Gas InterpretationNurses Guide to Ventilator Management ​Nurses Guide to HemodynamicsOptimizing Outcomes During Rapid Response EventsNurses Guide to Managing ShockSave time & money with CE Subscriptions!Critical Care Nursing (Adult)93.1 CH - $39.95/year Acute Care Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner 79.3 CH/30.5 APH - $39.95/year
Emergency & Trauma Nursing
In emergency & trauma nursing, the focus is on providing direct care to patients who have incurred serious or life-threatening injuries and/or illnesses.What do emergency and trauma nurses do?Learn More...Emergency and trauma nurses must: be able to think quickly.conduct swift assessments.make rapid decisions to prioritize patients.handle complex, difficult and highly stressful situations. Duties and responsibilities include: assessing and triaging patients.stabilizing patients and preventing complications such as respiratory distress, bleeding, shock or deathmanaging pain.changing wound dressings.administering medications, and providing other urgent medical treatments as needed.Emergency and trauma nurses should obtain and maintain current the following certifications: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and pediatric advanced life support (PALS). Additional certifications are available such as certified emergency nurse (CEN), certified pediatric emergency nurse (CPEN), certified flight registered nurse (CFRN), trauma certified registered nurse (TCRN) and critical care ground transport (CTRN) nursing.Where do emergency and trauma nurses work?Learn More...Emergency and trauma nurses may work in hospital emergency departments, critical care units, or as transport nurses who travel by ambulance, helicopter or airplane.What do emergency and trauma nurses need to know?Learn More...A profession in emergency and trauma nursing requires: an understanding of normal anatomy and physiology.keen assessment and monitoring skills.vast knowledge of a wide variety of general medical conditions, emergency procedures and medications.ongoing education related to the management of acutely ill and injured patients.More emergency and trauma nursing resourcesLearn More...Nursing Pocket Cards, including assessment and management of strokeGuideline Summaries, including suicide risk assessmentBlog posts, with infographics, mnemonics, tips, and moreJournals Advanced Emergency Nursing JournalJournal of Forensic NursingJournal of Head Trauma RehabilitationJournal of Trauma NursingArticles and nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) activitiesHeadlines and news storiesSociety partners
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