Specialities for Nurses: How to Choose and Become Certified

Maybe you’re just thinking about going to school to be come a nurse? Or maybe you’re a new grad? Either way you’ve probably heard or thought about specializing as an RN. Concentrating on a specific area of nursing can help you grow your career! There are a lot specialities out there, but how will you choose a specialization with over 80 nursing specialties?

There are a few factors to consider when deciding which direction to take your career including setting, pay, and demand. Once you’ve decided on a speciality, you will first have to be certified in that specific speciality. Requirements will differ depending on which specialty you choose, credentialing organization, and the facility where you are placed. We reccomend practicing as a general RN for a few years. For more details head to our guide, How To Choose The Right Nursing Specialty For You.

Here are some of the most common RN specialities:

  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Med/Surg
  • Emergency Room (ER)
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  • Intensive Car Unit (ICU)
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
  • Labor & Delivery (L&D)
  • Telemetry
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Oncology

Need help deciding on a speciality? Contact one of our recruiters today! A recruiter can help you decide what speciality will be best for you based on your personality, desired setting, and pay. Apply now or explore other specialities. We think you’ll love the added growth, pay and skill set of specializing.