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Resources for the Charter College Registered and Vocational Nursing Programs.
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Beginning Your Career in Nursing

Nursing Specialties

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    From Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions
    A registered nurse who holds a master’s degree in nursing and who has acquired advanced knowledge and clinical skills in a specific area of nursing practice.
  • Midwife
    From Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions
    (in traditional use) a (female) person who assists women in childbirth.
  • Nurse Anesthetist
    From Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions
    A registered nurse qualified by advanced study in an accredited program in the specialty of nurse anesthesia to manage patient care during the administration of anesthesia in selected surgical situations.
  • Nurse Practitioner
    From Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions
    A registered nurse who has advanced education in nursing (a master’s of science in nursing) and clinical experience in a specialized area of nursing practice. They collaborate with other health care providers to deliver primary care to patients.
  • Physician Assistant
    From The Columbia Encyclopedia
    Health-care professional who provides patient services ranging from taking medical histories and doing physical examinations to performing minor surgical procedures
  • Registered Nurse
    From Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions
    A nurse who has graduated from an accredited school of nursing and has been registered and licensed to practice by a state authority.
 

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