Which Nursing Specialty in Demand Should I Pursue? [Quiz]

Although you may know that you are ready to become a registered nurse, you still need to decide on what exactly you want to do as a registered nurse. After all, there are many nursing specialties in demand that fall under the umbrella of nursing.

Nursing Specialties in Demand

No matter what your interests are, you will be able to find a specialty that you are interested in, keeps you engaged and happy at your job, and is a rewarding career prospect.

Trying to decide which nursing specialty to pursue? Take this quiz to help you out.

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There are many different types of nursing specialties, each with their own benefits.

Other Nursing Specialties in Demand

Nurse Case Manager

Nurse case managers work to create and manage long-term care plans for patients. Case management nurses help coordinate care for specific problems across the board, from doctor’s appointments to surgeries and more.

Case management nurses have a high level of responsibility and work more independently. The position involves some research on treatments and aspects of specific diseases and illnesses. Many case management nurses work with specific groups, such as HIV/AIDs or cancer patients.

Nurse Researcher

Nurse researchers work behind the scenes to write grants, develop and carry out research, and analyze data. This specialty is great for those who don’t want to work one-on-one with patients and prefer structured work environments.

Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse

As a pediatric endocrinology nurse, you will work with children with endocrine diseases, such as glandular disorders and diabetes. Pediatric endocrinology nurses work with myriad patients, ranging in age from infants to teenagers.

This specialty requires research and working directly with patients, so you will be exposed to many facets of nursing. You will also teach parents and patients about certain diseases, including any at-home treatment or management.

How to Pursue a Nursing Specialty

Every nursing specialty has different requirements to pursue it. Be sure to take education into account when you consider which specialty you wish to pursue.

The first step towards pursuing one of these specialties is to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Your bachelor’s degree will help set the foundation of your nursing career, whether you want to pursue a non-master’s specialty or extend your Boston college accelerated nursing education toward a master’s degree with a specialty or a PhD.

Many non-master’s nursing specialties in demand require an established amount of hours in that specific area and occasionally a certification. Although certification is not always necessary, it may help improve your chances of finding a position.

Want to learn more about what you can do with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing? Speak to an Admissions Counselor today.

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