RNs Specializing in one or more Organs or Body System Types
RNs specializing in treatment of a particular organ or body system usually are employed in hospital specialty or critical care units, specialty clinics, and outpatient care facilities.
Cardiovascular nurses help patients who suffer from various heart conditions. They are often specialized Critical Care Nurses in the hospital, however they also work with patients in the home, assisting with cardiac drug monitoring and providing care to patients who have undergone heart surgery. These nurses often work under the supervision of cardiology doctor in hospitals or specialty practices.
Dermatology nurses provide treatment for patients with all aspects of wounds and diseases. They assist patients who are undergoing investigation for, and treatment of wounds and diseases. Dermatology nurses work in a variety of settings such as Dermatology practices, Wound treatment centers and hospitals.
Gastroenterology nurses work with patients who are undergoing diagnosis or treatment for disorders affecting the digestive system. They focus on the treatment and care of digestive and intestinal disorders, including ulcers, acid reflux disease, and abdominal bleeding. Gastroenterology nurses work in acute-care hospitals, ambulatory care and private practices.
Gynecology nurses assist patients with the management of pregnancy, childbirth, and the immediate postnatal period. They also assist women with disorders of the reproductive system, including endometriosis, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases. These nurses work in hospitals and in private practices under the supervision of Gynecologists.
Nephrology nurses focus on the prevention of disease and the care of patients and their families who have or are threatened with renal failure. They work with patients in all stages of chronic renal failure, implementing treatment and caring for those undergoing hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and transplants. Nephrology nurses are employed in hospitals, home-health agencies, dialysis centers, and clinics.
Neuroscience nurses care for patients who have a dysfunction of the nervous system. They provide support for patients diagnosed with dysfunctions of the nervous system, including spinal cord injuries, head trauma, and seizures. Hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and clinics are the main places of employment for Neuroscience nurses.
Ophthalmic nurses provide care and support for patients diagnosed with disorders of the eyes, including blindness, glaucoma, or eye trauma. They assist with surgery and educate the patient on maintenance, care and prevention of visual impairments. They work in hospitals including specialty hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices.
Orthopedic nurses manage the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders including orthopedic issues such fractures, joint replacement and chronic systemic disorders. They work in emergency departments, operating rooms and adult and pediatric Orthopedic Units.
Otorhinolaryngology nurses care for patients with ear, nose, and throat disorders, such as cleft palates, allergies, and sinus disorders. Theses nurses work in Hospitals, operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers and private practices.
Respiratory nurses provide care to patients who suffer from respiratory diseases that affect the lungs, including tuberculosis, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. Their primary responsibility is to manage the care for individuals with pulmonary dysfunction including preventative education and critical care. These nurses work in hospitals and private settings.
Urology nurses care for patients with disorders of the kidneys, urinary tract, and male reproductive organs, including infections, kidney and bladder stones, and cancers. They perform urological exams, diagnose and treat acute urological health problems, and perform evaluations. Urology nurses work in hospitals and private practices.