Types Of Nursing And Salaries
Nursing is a profession that has many different types of jobs. Each job has its own salary, benefits, and education requirements. There are also different ways to specialize as a nurse in areas such as geriatrics, pediatrics and more. You can find out more about these types of nursing jobs below:
Holistic nurses focus on the whole person, not just the disease. They are trained to understand how all aspects of a patient’s life affect their health. For example, holistic nurses will look at social and environmental factors that can impact a person’s health such as stress or lack of sleep. Holistic nursing is often used in complementary medicine where patients receive treatment from more than one healthcare provider including doctors, nurses and alternative practitioners such as acupuncturists, herbalists and massage therapists
Ambulatory Care Nurses
Ambulatory care nurses work in ambulatory care facilities such as hospitals, private practices and nursing homes. They may specialize in a particular area of care such as oncology or emergency medicine.
Ambulatory care nurses provide direct patient care for individuals who are not hospitalized. They perform diagnostic tests and examinations that are done outside of a hospital setting to determine illnesses or injuries before patients are admitted to an acute or chronic care facility.
Pediatric nurses are tasked with caring for children and their families. These professionals help provide medical care to newborns, infants, toddlers, and kids up to age 18.
Pediatric nurses assist doctors in diagnosing patients through:
- Assessing symptoms of a patient
- Taking temperature readings
- Collecting blood samples
- Administering medications
School nurses are responsible for the health and safety of students. They work in schools, colleges and universities.
School nurses are also called school health nurses. They provide health care, counseling and education to students, teachers and parents. School nurses also help implement policies that affect student health such as emergency procedures or substance abuse prevention programs.
Military nurses are specially trained to work in the military. They perform a variety of roles and duties, including primary care provider, case manager, educator and researcher. Military nurses are often asked to work under stressful conditions with limited supplies while caring for numerous patients at once. They may also be asked to perform their duties in dangerous situations that require quick thinking and problem-solving skills.
Military nurses undergo rigorous training before becoming eligible for deployment into combat zones or operational areas where they will provide direct care to injured service members returning from war zones around the world
Geriatric nurses specialize in caring for the elderly. They can work in hospitals and nursing homes as well as private practice. They are also known as geriatric care managers, and they are highly trained in the care of older adults.
While working with older adults is a rewarding experience, it does have its challenges. Many older people have a number of health problems that require careful monitoring, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke or Alzheimer’s disease. It’s important for these nurses to be able to assess patients’ needs quickly so they can make sure their patient gets the right amount of attention at all times.
Correctional nurses work in prisons, jails and detention centers. They may work in a medical unit, mental health unit or a medical clinic. They may also work in a correctional facility. Correctional nurses provide medical care to inmates, staff and visitors. Their duties include:
- Collecting inmate information
- Administering medications
- Assisting with physical examinations and tests as needed
Nursing instructors are responsible for training nursing students. They teach the students about the nursing profession, and they also teach them about the field of nursing. Nursing instructors also teach theory to their students, so that when they get out into the real world and start working as nurses, they will be able to understand how all of that theory works in practice.
The salary range for a Nurse Instructor is between $43,000-$59,000 per year depending on experience level and whether you’re in a rural area or not (rural areas tend to be less expensive).
Public Health Nurses
Public health nurses work for health departments, hospitals, and other public and private organizations to help people maintain good health and prevent disease. Public health nurses provide health education and counseling to individuals and families, and may work in schools, day care centers, and nursing homes. They may also work as health educators or research nurses. The median annual wage for a public health nurse was $65,970 in 2017.*
- Source: U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
There are many different types of nursing jobs
As a nursing student, you have many options for the type of nursing career you want to pursue. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), and Registered Nurses all have different responsibilities and specialties. Here is a quick overview of what they do:
- CRNA: This is one of the most demanding jobs as it requires extensive training in order to administer anesthesia drugs during surgery or other procedures. CRNAs also work closely with physicians and surgeons to ensure that patients are receiving adequate pain management during their procedure or stay at the hospital.
- LPN: LPNs take care of patients as part of an overall team effort involving doctors and nurses; however, they do not administer medications or operate medical equipment like heart monitors on their own like CRNAs do. Instead, they help with cleaning wounds and dressing them while checking temperatures regularly throughout each shift while also administering necessary medications prescribed by doctors on occasion when needed (such as antibiotics).
- LVN/RN: An LVN works side-by-side with an RN but performs tasks based on their license level (LVN means “licensed vocational nurse” while RN means “registered nurse”). Both positions require years worth of training before being eligible for certification so if you’re considering these roles then make sure that’s something you really want before investing your time into getting licensed first!
It’s important to note that nursing is a very broad field, and there are many different types of jobs available. Some nurses work in hospitals, while others might be employed by schools or government agencies. The salaries for these positions vary widely depending on location and employer type. However, most professionals can expect a starting salary that ranges from $40,000-$65,000 per year depending on experience level (depending on what state).