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DIFFERENT SPECIALTY OF NURSING CAREERS!

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DIFFERENT SPECIALTY OF NURSING CAREERS!

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:11 am

Public Health Nurses
While most nurses care for one patient at a time, public health nurses care for the entire populations. By working with whole communities, public health nurses are able to educate people about health issues, improve community health and safety and increase access to care.

Public health nurses among other duties do the following:
1) Monitor health trends and identify health risk factors unique to specific communities
2) Set local priorities for health-related interventions to provide the greatest benefit to the most people
3) Advocate with local, state and federal authorities to improve access to health services for under-served communities
4) Design and implement health education campaigns and disease prevention activities, such as immunization and screenings
5) Tell people about locally available health care programs and services to improve access to care
6) Educate and provide direct health care services to vulnerable and at-risk populations
7) Public health nurses believe a person's health is affected by many factors, including genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment. Instead of waiting for patients to come to the hospital with an illness, they go into communities to try and help people improve their health and prevent disease.
8) For people who don't have access to care, public health nurses may also provide direct health care services, including preventive care, screening services and health education.
9) Health education is a primary focus of public health nurses. Drawing on their training as registered nurses, public health nurses give people reliable, useful information about how to protect their health.
10) In presentations at schools, community groups, senior centers and other local groups, public health nurses explain proper nutrition, demonstrate effective safety practices, promote early detection of common diseases, tell people how to care for disabled or ill family members and inform people about other important health issues.
11) Their goal is to make health information easy to understand, so people can take greater control over their well being.
12) In low-income and rural communities, public health nurses also provide critical health care services. They immunise schoolchildren, provide pre-natal and well-baby care and teach the elderly how to stay safe and healthy at home. They are also trained to recognise and respond to potential health crises.

From me I say thank you Public Health Nurses like myself!


Nurse Anaesthesia
Nurse Anaesthetists work with surgeons, dentists,podiatrists, anaesthesiologists, and other doctors to provide anaesthesia to patients before, during, and after surgery or child birth. Thank you Nurse Anaesthetists.

Thank you Nurse Anaesthetics.

Cardiac Care Nurses
The Cardiac Care Nurse works with other members of the medical staff in assessing, intervening, and implementing nursing care for the cardiac patient.

Thank you Cardiac Care Nurses.


Midwives
Midwives are nurses that are specially trained to deal with childbirth and providing prenatal and postpartum care. The midwife is qualified to deliver babies by themselves unless there are extenuating circumstances which require the midwife to consult with a physician Obstetrics.

Thank you Midwives.

Military Nurses
Military Nurses work in a variety of settings, ranging from family practice at a local military base to providing emergency care for the wounded during war times. Thank you military Nurses

Neonatal Nurses

Neonatal Nurses provide care for newborns by assessing the patient to ensure good health, providing preventative care to prevent illness, and caring for the babies which are sick. The neonatal nurse is responsible for anticipating, preventing, diagnosing and minimising illness of newborns. Thank you Neonatal Nurses

Neuroscience Nurses
Neuroscience Nurses care for patients using new therapies and innovative technologies to treat diseases of the nervous system. Thank you neuroscience Nurses.

Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses who have obtained their masters degree and are qualified to prescribe medication, and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests. Thank you Nurse practitioners

Occupational Health Nurse
The Occupational Health Nursing is responsible for improving, protecting, maintaining and restoring the health of employees. by providing this care for employees, the occupational health nurse is able to influence the health of the organisation. Thank you Occupational Nurses.

Oncology Nurses

Oncology Nurses provide health care for cancer patients at all stages of treatment and remission. Thank you oncology Nurses.

Paediatric
Paediatric Nurses care for children in all aspects of health care. Paediatric nurses practice in a variety of settings which include hospitals, clinics, schools, and in the home. Thank you Paediatric Nurses.

Perioperative (OR)
Perioperative Nurses work in operating rooms in tertiary care hospitals, community and rural hospitals, day care surgery units and specialised clinics. They often provide post-anaesthetic care in rural hospitals or specialised units where nurses provide total patient care. Thank you Perioperative Nurses.

Psychiatric Nurses
Psychiatric Nurses provide care for patients and families with psychiatric and mental illnesses. these nurses practice in a variety of settings which include hospitals, and institutions.

Research Nurses

Research Nurses perform clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span-from management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, promoting quality of life in those with chronic illness, and care for individuals at the end of life.

School Nurses
School Nurses work with students and faculty of schools providing medical care and other support in an in-school environment. Thank you School Nurses
Critical Care nurses
This group of Nurses provide care for patients and families who are experiencing actual or potential life-threatening illness. More specific fields that fit into the critical care category include cardiac care, intensive care, and neurological and cardiac surgical intensive care.

Thank you critical care Nurses.

Emergency Nurses
Emergency Nurses assess patients, provide interventions and evaluate care in a time limited and sometimes hectic environment. Emergency Nurses work independently and inter-dependently with various health professionals in an attempt to support patients and their families as they experience illness, injury or crisis.

Thank you Accident and Emergency Nurses.

Forensics
Forensic Nurses provide medical care to victims of crime, collect evidence after crimes occur, and provide medical care to patients within the prison system.

Thank you Forensic Nurses


Gastroenterology Nurses

Gastroenterology (GI) Nurses provide care to patients with known or suspected gastrointestinal problems who are undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic treatment and/or procedures. GI Nurses practice in physician offices, inpatient and outpatient endoscopy departments, ambulatory endoscopy centres and inpatient hospital units.

Thank you GI Nurses


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Re: DIFFERENT SPECIALTY OF NURSING CAREERS!

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:14 am

Nurse Educators
Nurse educators are registered nurses with advanced education who are also teachers. Most work as nurses for a period of time before dedicating their careers (part-time or full-time) to educating future nurses.
Nurse educators serve as faculty members in nursing schools and teaching hospitals, sharing their knowledge and skills to prepare the next generation of nurses for effective practice. They develop lesson plans, teach courses, evaluate educational programs, oversee students’ clinical practice and serve as role models for their students. They may teach general courses or focus on areas of specialisation, such as geriatric nursing, paediatric nursing or nursing informatics.

Most nurse educators have extensive clinical experience, and many continue caring for patients after becoming educators. Even if they no longer practice, nurse educators must stay current with new nursing methods and technologies, which keeps them on the leading edge of clinical practice.

With experience, nurse educators may advance to administrative roles, such as managing nurse education programs, writing or reviewing textbooks and developing continuing education programs for working nurses. Thank you all Nurse Educators!


Geriatric Nurses
Geriatric Nurses care for elderly patients in a number of settings which include the patients home, nursing homes, and hospitals. Geriatric Nurses face constant challenges because their patients are often very ill, very complex, and very dependent on the nurses skills.

Thank you Geriatric Nurses.

Holistic Nurses
Holistic Nurses provide medical care for patients while honouring the individual's subjective opinions about health, health beliefs, and values. Holistic nurses integrate self-care, self-responsibility, spirituality, and reflection into their daily nursing care.

Thank you Holistic Nurses.

HIV/AIDS Nurses
HIV/AIDS Nurses provide healthcare for patients who are HIV or AIDS positive. These nurses usually have specialised training in HIV/AIDS.

Thank you HIV/AIDS Nurses.

Nurse Informatics
Nursing Informatics is a broad field which combines nursing knowledge with the use of computers. Jobs in this field could range from the implementation of a new computer network within a hospital to the sales of computer systems to hospitals by an outside computer company.

Thank you Nurse informatics.

Legal Nurse Consultants
Legal Nursing combines the use of the legal system with a thorough knowledge of the nursing field. Legal Nurses are usually seasoned veterans of the nursing field who work with attorneys to review medical documents and determine if medical negligence occurred.
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Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:21 am

Transplant Nurses
Transplant Nurses work in a variety of settings and function in various aspects of transplant procedures. They assist in the transplantation of various body parts which include, but are not limited to: liver, kidney, pancreas, small bowel, heart, and lungs. Thank you Transplant Nurses.

Trauma Nurses
Trauma Nurses care for patients in an emergency or critical care setting. these nurses generally care for patients who have suffered severe trauma such as a car accident, gun shot wound, stabbing, assault, or other traumatic injury. Thank you Trauma Nurses

Travel Nurses
Travel Nurses work for an agency that provides nurses to hospitals and other health care facilities across the country. Travel nurses usually get to choose which locations they are willing to travel to and are typically given assignments which last for 13 weeks or more. travel nurses usually make a very good salary, receive paid housing accommodations, sign-on bonuses, and other excellent benefits but they are also exposed to hazards of air, sea and land travels. Thank you travel Nurses.

Nephrology/Urology Nurses
Urology Nurses care for patients in such specialities as oncology, male infertility, male sexual dysfunction, kidney stones, incontinence, and paediatrics. Urology nurses may also participate in such urological surgeries as surgery for cancer, general urology, plastic, infertility, brachytherapy, lithotrispy, and pediatric surgery. Thank you Urology and Nephrology Nurses

Agency Nursing
Agency Nursing is essentially where a nurse will register or sign up with an agency or similar group and tell them what hours they are available to work. The nurses are then contacted and offered work on a shift to shift basis.
Agency Nurses are now in high demand, particularly, in the case of nurses with specialised training or experience. See also: travel nursing. Thank you Agency Nurses.

Ambulatory Care Nurses

Ambulatory Care Nurses care for patients whose stay in the hospital or other facility will last for less than 24 hours. ambulatory care nursing covers a broad range of specialities in the out-patient setting. Ambulatory Care Nurses also care for individuals, families, and groups in a variety of settings outside the hospital. Ambulatory care nursing is a nursing speciality with its own professional society, standards of practice, certification, performance measurement criteria, and body of literature for evidence-based practice. With patients living longer with chronic diseases, complications, and co-morbidities, patient care is shifting to the outpatient setting, bringing sicker patients into the ambulatory care arena. Hospital stays are shorter today with follow up care being handled in ambulatory care settings. The need for more and better prepared RNs has never been greater. As a result of these changes, RNs have more opportunities for a variety of roles in a broad array of settings. Thank you ambulatory care Nurses


Women's Health Nurses
Women's Health Nurses participate in fields such as OB/GYN, mammography, reproductive health, and general women's health. These nurses practice in a variety of settings. Thank you Women's health Nurses.

Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nursing (WOC Nurses)
Wound ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a specialty involved with caring for patients with acute and chronic wounds (fistulas, vascular ulcers, pressure ulcers, neuropathic wounds, surgical wounds, lacerations), bowel or bladder diversional ostomies, or continence conditions involving skin care issues. WOC nurses provide a multidisciplinary approach to treatment across a continuum of care and in a number of settings. WOC Nurses, thank you.
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Re: DIFFERENT SPECIALTY OF NURSING CAREERS!

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:09 pm

Case Management Nurses
Case Management Nursing is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual's health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes. Thank you Case management Nurses.

I AM PROUD TO BE A NURSE! As a member of the noble profession we touch life in so many ways and in different settings. OUR PROFESSION IS regularly rated as the most trusted profession, and because we have received this rating often, we should not take it for granted.

It is important to emphasise how significant this rating is and how important it is that we maintain this coveted status. Trust involves integrity and honesty; it involves the ability to rely on someone or something; and it is fundamental to a healthy society.

All of us must work hard, TOGETHER and continue to elevate the standard of our profession always. We must collectively get rid of those who bring our profession to disrepute!

Nursing is a calling, you have no business being in it if you do not share the passion of caring unlimited even when constantly un-appreciated or unrewarded! God remains our ALL SUFFICIENCY GOD!

Thank you all Nurses all over the world, join me in creating a healthier world!

WRITTEN BY Lateef-Yusuf Mary.
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Re: DIFFERENT SPECIALTY OF NURSING CAREERS!

Unread post by Kunle Emmanuel » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:16 pm

A variety of exciting nursing positions and specialties are available in today’s dynamic healthcare industry. RN to BSN online programs help prepare nurses to take on these expanded roles, where acute and coordinated care, advanced theory, critical thinking, and leadership skills are utilized each day. Among the career possibilities for highly skilled nurses are:

Chief Nursing Officer - Chief nursing officers (CNO) are responsible for facilitating the design and delivery of patient care, advancing the quality of relationships between staff and colleagues, and maintaining networks of care providers.

Nurse Anesthetist - Nurse anesthetists are RNs who have obtained advanced education and training, and are certified to administer anesthesia to patients during surgery, either independently or under the direction of an anesthesiologist. They evaluate patients during pre- and post-op examinations and plan the safest method of anesthesia for each patient.

Critical Care Nurse - Critical care nurses work with acutely ill patients in intensive care units, cardiac units and neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, where complex diagnoses, high-intensity treatments and continual supervision are required.

Clinical Nurse Manager - Clinical nurse managers supervise nurses in a particular unit or area. They oversee budgets, patient records and employee performance and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to coordinate the delivery of quality patient care.

Labor and Delivery Nurse - Labor and delivery (LD) nurses care for women who are delivering babies. They monitor the mother and baby before and during the birth, and care for the newborn immediately after. LD nurses assist with delivery and treating any complications that arise, and provide support and education for new mothers and their families.

Patient Educator - Patient educators work with patients and their families, helping them make informed decisions about their health and treatment. They also focus on preventative care by teaching patients positive health behaviors and skills needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Today’s registered nurses are relied upon for their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and are expected to possess a much broader base of knowledge, including humanities, social sciences, and data analysis. They continue to be in high demand across the country, and increasingly, employers are seeking those with the advanced skills and clinical knowledge that can be obtained through BSN programs.
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