Spotlight on the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist

Advanced practice nurses who are certified as Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists (AG-ACNP/CNS) have earned a master’s in nursing with a concentration that allows them to manage patient care in acute settings. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, acute care nurse practitioners are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute disease conditions. Nurse practitioners who are certified as Clinical Nurse Specialists are also qualified to assume staff leadership positions and play an important role in improving critical care systems. Originally posted 2016-05-03 06:41:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Nurses and Their Impact on Oncology Care

Nurse dedicates her life to oncology Tami O’Brien has seen people survive and she’s seen people die. She’s held patients’ hands and watched parents scream and cry as their worst nightmares come true. As the director of oncology at Northfield Hospitals and Clinics, the Waseca resident shared some of her stories with a smile on her face, and at one moment, tears in her eyes. Not once in the more than 20 years she’s worked with cancer patients has she wondered if she chose the right path. “I never have days where I question why I do what I do,”

Some of The Best Medical Careers for Men in 2016

Badly Drawn Dad / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Exciting medical careers for men are many, although it may initially seem like they are limited to physician and nursing jobs. While some of these jobs could be physically requiring and require workers to be on call and work long hours, they represent opportunities for males looking for rewarding and rewarding careers. Being a nurse is one of the best medical careers for guys. This job has in the past been characterized as a career for females, but men are gradually overcoming the obstacles and realizing the benefits of working as a nurse.

What are the top 5 healthcare careers in 2016

The international healthcare industry offers a wide range of career opportunities for jobseekers. Considering diverse career possibilities, jobseekers should have a clear idea about which field of employment they want to enter. Before making a decision to take up an international job, candidates need to consider a number of things including international travel, employment and cost of living abroad among others. Language certification documentation is an important part of getting ready to occupy jobs internationally. Students who aspire to find international jobs should also participate in study abroad opportunities while completing their graduate or undergraduate in school. There are various

What nursing careers make the most money

The field of nursing is full of great opportunities, and these following top 10 nursing careers have the best job outlook in the field. If you are in the process of completing nursing school or have recently graduated and received your license, you should definitely consider looking into these top 10 nursing careers and what they require.

Travel nursing tops this list of the top 10 nursing careers because there are many towns and cities in the country and the world that are in desperate need of qualified nurses. Military nursing is another great opportunity that allows you to travel, and opportunities for further education and career enhancement will also be available to you. Forensic nursing is one of the top 10 nursing careers that deal with the law. Forensic nurses work with law enforcement to collect evidence at crime and accident scenes. Legal nurse consultants also work in the field of law, typically with private attorneys and corporate lawyers.

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Other top 10 nursing careers in this list deal with specific specialties, such as surgical nursing, which involves providing assistance to doctors during serious procedures like organ transplants and neurosurgery. Certified RN Anesthetists provide the same anesthesia services as an anesthesiologist. Nurse practitioners have the opportunities to blend nursing and other healthcare services to provide primary and specialty in areas such as family practice, adult practice, women’s health, pediatrics, acute care, geriatrics, neonatology and mental health. All of these jobs require specialized schooling beyond the Bachelor of Science.

Flight nursing is involved in both emergency and non-emergency transportation of patients rather than long-term travel. Clinical Nurse Specialists are responsible for organizing and coordinating services and resources while controlling costs and they serve as clinical experts in diagnosing and treating illness. And finally, there is the job of the staff nurse, which deals with making decisions based on scientific knowledge, health care procedures and standardized care plants.

#1:  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Average Salary: $135,000

A certified registered nurse anesthetist administers anesthesia to patients. They collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists and podiatrists to safely administer anesthesia medications.

#2: Nurse Researcher, Average Salary: $95,000

Nurse researchers work as analysts for private companies or health policy nonprofits. They publish research studies based on data collected on specific pharmaceutical/medical/nursing product and practices.

#3: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Average Salary: $95,000

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses who provide care and consultation to patients suffering from psychiatric and mental health disorders.

#4: Certified Nurse Midwife, Average Salary $84,000

Nurse midwives provide primary care to women, including gynecological exams, family planning advice, prenatal care, assistance in labor and delivery, and neonatal care. CNMs work in hospitals, clinics, health departments, homes and private practices. Midwives will often have to work unpredictable hours (due to the unpredictable nature of childbirth). They should have good communications skills and be willing to commit to a holistic approach to patient care.

#5: Pediatric Endocrinology Nurse, Average Salary: $81,000

Pediatric endocrinology nurses provide care to young children who are suffering from diseases and disorders of the endocrine system. This often involves educating both parents and children on the physical and sexual development issues that arise from these disorders.

#6: Orthopedic Nurse, Average Salary: $81,000

Orthopedic nurses provide care for patients suffering for musculoskeletal ailments, such as arthritis, joint replacement and diabetes. They are responsible for educating patients on these disorders and on available self-care and support systems.

#7: Nurse Practitioner, Average Salary: $78,000

Nurse practitioners provide basic preventive health care to patients, and increasingly serve as primary and specialty care providers in mainly medically underserved areas. The most common areas of specialty for nurse practitioners are family practice, adult practice, women’s health, pediatrics, acute care, and gerontology; however, there are many other specialties. In most states, advanced practice nurses can prescribe medications.

#8: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Average Salary: $76,000

Clinical Nurse Specialists develop uniform standards for quality care and work with staff nurses to ensure that those standards are being met. They are required to possess strong managerial skills and an ability to anticipate potential staff/patient conflicts.

#9: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Average Annual Salary: $75,000

Gerontological Nurse Practitioners (GNPs) hold advanced degrees specializing in geriatrics. They are able to diagnose and manage their patients’ often long-term and debilitating conditions and provide regular assessments to patients’ family members. Similar to all geriatric nurses, GNPs must approach nursing holistically and pay special attention to maintaining a comforting bedside manner for their elderly patients.

#10: Neonatal Nurse, Average Salary: $74,000

Neonatal nurses care for sick and/or premature newborn babies. They also provide consultation to the newborn’s family during what can be an emotionally draining period.

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