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301 Careers in Nursing

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Author: , Emerson E. Ea DNP, APRN-BC, CEN, Laura Stark Bai MSN, FNP-BC, RN


  • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

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Written for nurses of all education and experience levels, 301 Careers in Nursing highlights the exceptional array of diverse opportunities available to those interested in a career in nursing. Each of the carefully selected and researched careers described in this book embraces the core dimensions of nursing: caring, competence, and commitment to excellence in caring for others at all stages of life. If you are considering a career in nursing, if you know someone who is considering a career in nursing, if you are a guidance counselor, or if you are already a nurse but considering a change, you will benefit from this resource to the most prominent careers in nursing today.

This edition features 100 additional career options, with an emphasis on those available to the growing number of advanced practice nurses. Also new to this edition are 25 interviews from nurses practicing in a multitude of areas. These snapshots give you an inside look at opportunities in academia and practice settings that might be unfamiliar.

Each career entry includes:

  • Career description
  • Educational requirements
  • Core competencies and skills
  • Related websites and professional organizations

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 21, 2017
  • Page Count 408
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826133069
  • EISBN 9780826133083

About The Author(s) 

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, is Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was dean from 1982 through 1997. She is also adjunct professor, Department of Geriatrics, Ichan School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Georgetown University), an MS in psychiatric & mental health nursing (The Ohio State University), a PhD in nursing (New York University), and an MBA (CWRU). In 1990, Dr. Fitzpatrick received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Georgetown University. In 2011, she received an honorary doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Frontier University of Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky. She was elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) (1981) and a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice (1996).

She received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 20 times; the Midwest Nursing Research Society Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award; The Ohio State University Distinguished Alumna Award; Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Founders Award for Excellence in Nursing Research; and New York University Division of Nursing Distinguished Alumna Award. In 1994 & 1995 she was the AAN/American Nurses Foundation (ANF)/ Institute of Medicine Distinguished Scholar, and in 1995 she was a Primary Care Fellow through the Bureau of Health Professions. Dr. Fitzpatrick received the ANF Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Science Award for sustained commitment and contributions to development of the discipline (2002). Recent awards include STTI Lucie Kelly Mentor Award (2003); STTI Founders Award for Leadership (2005); Fulbright Scholar at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (2007-2008); Midwest Nursing Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award (2010); INANE Editors Award (2013); and STTI Research Hall of Fame Induction (2014). In 2016 she was named a Living Legend of the AAN.

Dr. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and health care literature with over 300 publications, including more than 80 authored/edited books. She served as co-editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Research series, vols. 1-26, and she currently edits the journals Applied Nursing Research, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing Education Perspectives, the official journal of the National League for Nursing. She edited three editions of the classic Encyclopedia of Nursing Research.

Emerson E. Ea, DNP, PhD, APRN, CNE, is clinical associate professor and director of the undergraduate program at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. He obtained his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Case Western Reserve University and PhD from Duquesne University School of Nursing. He completed his Master of Science in Nursing from Long Island University and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. His scholarship interests include immigrant health, especially cardiovascular health among Filipino Americans, and global health and nursing education. He is an active member of the Philippine Nurses Association, the Asian American and Pacific Island Nurses Association, and the Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. He was senior manager for evidence-based practice and nursing research at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, from 2011-2013; a Jonas Policy Scholar for the American Academy of Nursing Cultural Competence and Health Equity Expert Panel from 2014-2016; and he is currently a Fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Leadership in Academic Nursing Program (LANP). He is board certified in nursing education by the National League for Nursing.

Dr. Ea has authored/co-authored articles on topics that relate to work- and personal-related outcomes among internationally educated nurses, Filipino immigrant health, gerontologic nursing, and nursing education and practice. He received the Nursing Research Award from the Philippine Nurses Association of New York in 2012; the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing Distinguished Faculty Award in 2011, the Most Outstanding Nursing Alumnus Award (Nursing Research Category) from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines; and the 2015 Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association Scholarship Award. He is currently board secretary for Kalusugan Coalition, an organization dedicated to creating a unified voice to improve the health of the Filipino American community in the New York/New Jersey area through network and resource development, educational activities, research, community action, and advocacy. He was recognized in 2016 by the president of the Borough of Queens, New York, for his contribution to the Filipino American community.

Laura Stark Bai, MSN, FNP-BC, RN, is the clinical nurse manager in the emergency department at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and an MS from Columbia University in New York, New York. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She was honored by the Mount Sinai emergency department residency program as Nurse of the Year in 2013 and was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing. She has held a number of nursing leadership positions at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Table of Contents 



1 Accreditation Director

2 Accreditation Program Appraiser

3 Accreditation Specialist

4 Activist

5 Acupuncturist Nurse

6 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

7 Addictions Counselor

8 Administrator/Manager

PROFILE: LORNA GREEN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Geropsychiatry Unit

9 Adult Day Care Director

10 Adult–Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

11 Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

12 Adult Nurse Practitioner

13 Adult Psychiatric–Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

14 Adult Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

PROFILE: MARIANNE TARRAZA, Adult Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

15 Allergy–Immunology Nurse

16 Ambulatory Care Nurse

17 Anticoagulation Nurse

18 Aromatherapist Nurse

19 Attorney

PROFILE: CAROL ANN ROE, Nurse Attorney and City Council Member

20 Author/Writer

21 Bariatric Nurse

22 Bariatric Nurse Practitioner

23 Bed Management Coordinator

24 Biofeedback Nurse

25 Board Member

26 Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse

27 Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Practitioner

28 Breast Care Nurse

29 Burn Nurse

30 Burn Nurse Practitioner

31 Business Owner

32 Camp Nurse

33 Cardiac Catheterization Nurse

34 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor

35 Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Nurse

36 Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Nurse Practitioner

37 Cardiothoracic Nurse Anesthetist

38 Cardiovascular Nurse

39 Care Coordinator

40 Case Manager

41 Central Intelligence Agency Occupational Health Nurse

42 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

PROFILE: SONYA D. MOORE, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director

43 Chemotherapy Nurse

44 Chief Learning Officer

45 Chief Nursing Information Officer

46 Chief Nursing Officer

47 Child–Adolescent Psychiatric–Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

48 Childbirth Educator

49 Child Psychiatric Nurse

50 Circulating Nurse

51 Clinical/Drug Safety Associate

52 Clinical Educator/Director

PROFILE: JENNY XIANG, Nurse Educator, Clinical Setting

53 Clinical Nurse Specialist

54 Clinical Project Director

55 Clinical Research Nurse

56 College/Student Health Nurse Practitioner

57 Community Health Nurse

58 Compliance Specialist Nurse

59 Concierge Nurse

60 Concierge Nurse Practitioner

61 Consultant

62 Continence Nurse

63 Continuing Education Director

64 Coronary Care Nurse

65 Correctional Facility Nurse

66 Critical Care Nurse

PROFILE: MAY LING LUC, Critical Care Nurse

67 Critical Care Transport Nurse

68 Cruise Ship/Resort Nurse

69 Dean of Health Sciences

70 Dean of Nursing

71 Dermatology Nurse

72 Dermatology Nurse Practitioner

73 Developmental Disabilities Nurse Practitioner

74 Diabetes Educator

75 Dialysis Nurse

76 Disaster/Bioterrorism Nurse

77 Discharge Planner

78 Domestic Violence Nurse Examiner

79 Doula

80 Ear, Nose, and Throat Nurse

81 Ear, Nose, and Throat Nurse Practitioner

PROFILE: ERIN ROSS, Ear, Nose, and Throat Nurse Practitioner

82 Editor, Book

83 Editor, Journal

84 Educator

PROFILE: CELESTE M. ALFES, Nurse Educator—University

85 Electrophysiology Nurse

86 Emergency Department Nurse

87 Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner

PROFILE: THERESA M. CAMPO, Emergency Nurse Practitioner

88 Emerging Diseases Manager

89 Endocrinology Nurse

90 Endoscopy Nurse

91 Endoscopy Nurse Practitioner

92 Entrepreneur

PROFILE: JEAN AERTKER, Nurse Entrepreneur

93 Epidemiology Nurse

94 Ethicist

95 Evidence-Based Practice Director

96 Family Nurse Practitioner

97 Family Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

98 First Assist Nurse

99 Flight Nurse

PROFILE: CHRISTOPHER MANACCI, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Flight Nurse Specialist

100 Forensic Nurse

101 Foundation Executive

102 Fraud and Abuse Investigator

103 Gastroenterology Nurse

104 General Practice Nurse Anesthetist


105 Genetics Advisor

106 Genetics Counselor

107 Geriatric/Gerontological Nurse

108 Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

PROFILE: DONNA E. McCABE, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

109 Geropsychiatric Nurse

110 Global Health Nurse

111 Grant Writer

112 Health and Safety Manager

113 Health Care Appraiser

114 Health Care Dispute Analyst

115 Health Care Management Consultant

116 Health Care Reformer

117 Health Care Reporter/Journalist

118 Health Care Risk Manager

119 Health Care Surveyor

120 Health Center Nurse

121 Health Coach

122 Health Policy Analyst

123 Herbalist

124 Historian

125 HIV/AIDS Specialist

126 Holistic Health Nurse

127 Home Health Care Nurse Practitioner

128 Home Health Nurse

129 Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse


130 Hospital Bed Management Director

131 Hospital/Health System Chief Executive Officer

132 Hospital/Health System Chief Operating Officer

133 Hospital Orientation Educator

134 Hyperbaric Nurse

135 Industrial Nurse

136 Infection Control Nurse

137 Infection Control Officer

138 Infectious Disease Nurse Practitioner

139 Informaticist

140 Informatics Specialist

PROFILE: MARY JOY GARCIA-DIA, Informatics Specialist

141 Infusion Therapy Nurse

142 Intake Nurse

143 International Health Nurse

144 Interventional Radiology Nurse

145 Interventional Radiology Nurse Practitioner

146 Inventor

147 In Vitro Fertilization Nurse

148 Joint Commission Consultant

149 Labor and Delivery Nurse

150 Labor and Delivery Nurse Anesthetist

151 Lactation Consultant Nurse Practitioner

152 Lactation Counselor

153 Learning/Developmental Disabilities Nurse

154 Legal Nurse Consultant

155 Legislator

156 Life Coach

157 Lobbyist

158 Long-Term Care Administrator

159 Long-Term Care Nurse

160 Macrobiotic Nutritionist

161 Magnet® Accreditation Consultant

162 Magnet® Program Director

163 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Nurse

164 Massage Therapy Nurse

165 Media Consultant

166 Medical Coding Educator

167 Medical Device Inventor

168 Medical Home Coordinator

169 Medical Records Auditor

170 Medical–Surgical Nurse

171 Military Nurse

172 Mindfulness Coach

173 Minimum Data Set Nurse

174 Missionary Nurse

175 Mother–Baby Nurse

176 Motivational Speaker

177 Mystery Writer


178 Neonatal Nurse

179 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

PROFILE: MARIE B. FRANCOIS, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

180 Nephrology Nurse

181 Nephrology Nurse Practitioner

182 Neurology/Neuroscience Nurse Practitioner

183 Neurology Nurse

184 Neuroscience Nurse

185 Nurse Executive

186 Nurse Manager

PROFILE: LAURA STARK BAI, Clinical Nurse Manager, Emergency Department (ED)

187 Nurse-Midwife

188 Nurse Psychotherapist

189 Nursing Home Administrator

190 Nursing Services Educator

191 Nursing Specialty Coordinator

192 Nursing Supervisor

193 Nutrition Advisor

194 Nutrition Support Nurse

195 Observational Medicine Nurse

196 Occupational Health Nurse

197 Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner

198 Office Nurse

199 Ombudsman

200 Oncology Nurse


201 Oncology Nurse Practitioner

202 Operating Room Nurse

203 Ophthalmic Nurse

204 Organ Donation Counselor

205 Orthopedic Nurse

206 Otolaryngology Nurse

207 Pain Management Nurse

208 Pain Management Nurse Practitioner

209 Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

210 Parish Nurse

211 Patient Care Coordinator

212 Patient Education Coordinator

213 Patient Experience Director

214 Patient Navigator

215 Patient Review Instrument Nurse Assessor

216 Peace Corps Volunteer

217 Pediatric Cardiac Nurse Anesthetist

218 Pediatric Nurse

219 Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist

220 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

221 Pediatric Oncology Nurse

222 Performance Improvement Director

PROFILE: JASON TAN, Performance Improvement Coordinator

223 Perianesthesia Nurse

224 Perinatal Nurse

225 Perioperative Nurse

226 Perioperative Nurse Practitioner

227 Pharmaceutical Representative

228 Pharmaceutical Research Nurse

229 Philanthropist

230 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Nurse

231 Poison Information Nurse

232 Politician

233 Private Duty Nurse

234 Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

235 Psychiatric Nurse

236 Public and Community Health Nurse

237 Public Policy Advisor

238 Pulmonary–Respiratory Nurse

239 Quality Assurance Nurse

240 Quality Data Analyst

241 Quality Director


242 Quality Improvement Specialist/Manager

243 Radiation–Oncology Nurse

244 Radiation–Oncology Nurse Practitioner

245 Radiology Nurse

246 Rapid Response Nurse

247 Recovery Room Nurse

248 Recruiter

249 Rehabilitation Nurse

250 Reproductive Medicine Nurse Practitioner

251 Reproductive Nurse

252 Research and Innovation Director

253 Research Coordinator

254 Researcher

PROFILE: MARY KERR, Nurse Researcher

255 Respiratory Nurse Practitioner

256 Rheumatology Nurse

257 Risk Control Coordinator

258 Risk Management Nurse

259 Rural Health Nurse

260 School Nurse

261 Scientist


262 Scrub Nurse

263 Service Line Administrator/Nursing Director

264 Simulation Educational Specialist

265 Simulation Laboratory Director

PROFILE: KELLIE BRYANT, Simulation Center Director

266 Space Nurse/Astronaut

267 Spinal Cord Injury Nurse

268 Staff Development Educator

269 Staff Nurse

270 Subacute–Transition Care Nurse

271 Surgical Nurse Practitioner

272 Talent Acquisition Leader

273 Telehealth Nurse

274 Telemetry Nurse

275 Telephone Triage Nurse

276 Transcultural Nurse

277 Transplant Nurse

278 Transplant Nurse Practitioner

279 Trauma Nurse

280 Travel Nurse

281 Triage Nurse

282 Underwriter Nurse

283 Union Delegate/Representative

284 Union Executive

285 University Provost/President

286 University Vice President (Health Sciences)

287 Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner

288 Urology Nurse

289 Urology Nurse Practitioner

290 Utilization Review Nurse

291 Vaccination Nurse

292 Vascular Nurse

293 Veterinary Nurse

294 Wellness Director

295 Wellness Officer

296 Women’s Health Nurse

297 Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

298 Wound/Ostomy/Continence Care Nurse Practitioner

299 Wound/Ostomy/Continence Nurse

300 Writing/Documentation Coach

301 Yoga Instructor/Trainer


Appendix: Specialty Certification Board and Contact Information

Glossary of Acronyms