The field of nursing can be a complex one, with many different types of nursing and areas in which to specialize. The different types of nursing fall into several general categories. Within each of these categories, there are many nursing specialty areas. There are also different levels of nursing and nursing degrees.
Whatever your interests, you can find an outlet for them as a nurse. First you may want to decide which general nursing category you want to work in. Categories can include:
Within each of these general categories, there are several specialty areas. For example, within a clinical setting, specialties include Diabetes Nurse, Case Management Nurse, or Holistic Nurse. There are over 100 nursing specialties according to the Johnson & Johnson discoveringnursing.com.
There are also different education levels in nursing. Capella University offers the following levels of nursing degree programs:
Each level of Capella nursing degree program has several specialization areas. For example, Capella's master's degree in nursing program includes specialty areas such as Nurse Educator, Nursing Leadership and Administration, and Diabetes Nursing, among others.
Specific careers depend on which nursing degree program you are in, which level of nursing education you achieve, and area of specialization. For example, if you pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Nursing Leadership and Administration, potential jobs could include:
Potential workplaces could include:
To meet the growing demand for nurses, Capella University's online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and RN-to-Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree programs are CCNE-accredited* and incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN).
*The BSN, MSN, and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.
You can learn more about Capella's nursing degree programs, specialty areas, and types of careers available by viewing “Career Outcomes and Job Titles” for each specific degree. Request more information and we'll match you with an enrollment counselor who can answer your questions.