Five Exciting Jobs for Nurses

Updated on March 4, 2019
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Jillian is a college student working towards a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She intends to enter the field of medicine as a physician.

#1 - Public Health Nurse


Public health nurses use their expertise in the field of health to educate large groups of people about nutrition, disease prevention, and other important aspects of wellbeing.


As a public health nurse, you can expect to work with the community as a whole instead of with individual patients. Because every community comprises a large variety of patients with unique demographic needs — from senior citizens to newborns — you’ll need not only to be knowledgeable about medicine but flexible in the way you interact with patients.

In addition to educating the general population, public health nurses put their experience to use by creating and applying educational programs for use in hospitals. For example, a public health nurse might propose a program designed to teach patients recovering from heart surgery about good nutrition and weight management.


#2 - Forensic Nurse


Forensic nurses are Registered Nurses (RNs) who have undergone specific training to teach them how to assist patients who have been victimized in some way. They provide specialized services such as trauma counseling and are capable of advocating for their patients in the court of law.

Because forensic nursing is rooted as much in law as it in in healthcare, prospective forensic nurses are encouraged to have background with the criminal justice system. According to American Forensic Nurses, being knowledgeable about “victimology, perpetrator theory, forensic mental health, interpersonal violence, criminology, and criminal justice” is a critical part of any forensic nurse’s education.


#3 - Concierge Nurse


In recent years, many physicians have chosen to forgo traditional hospital work in favor of serving patients in “concierge clinics”. You might think of these clinics as the Costcos of healthcare: They charge patients a membership fee for the privilege of being part of the clinic, but offer useful services — such as reduced wait times and more opportunities to speak personally with doctors — in exchange.


A concierge nurse, as one might guess, works alongside physicians in a concierge setting to provide specialized services to patients in the clinic. Compared to a hospital, concierge work runs at a much slower pace, allowing nurses the opportunity to form strong, durable bonds with the patients they serve. As a result, many concierge nurses report high levels of self-fulfillment with their jobs.

It should come as no surprise that not every medical professional enjoys the frenzy of a hospital environment. Mallory Buxton, a Registered Nurse with years of experience working in intensive-care environments, founded her own concierge service after a series of frustrating experiences with supervisors who seemed to value the bottom line more than they did patient wellbeing. Recounting one particularly maddening experience on her blog, she says,


“After I had told her what had happened with the patient, she gently reminded me that next time I had an issue I should follow the proper chain of command. It was inappropriate to jump directly to calling the Chief Nursing Officer that day; I should have spoken to the supervisor.”


That conversation inspired her to leave the hospital environment and form a nurse concierge service all her own. The decision, she says, “has connected [her] with an amazing group of nurses” who share her values and want to “end loneliness” in the field of healthcare.


If her story inspires you as much as it did me, you may want to consider pursuing a career as a concierge nurse.


#4 - Telemedicine Nurse


With the Internet taking on an increasingly important role in society, accessing medical services remotely has become a vital component of healthcare. For many patients, the ability to communicate in real time over the Internet with a team of medical professionals is a convenient alternative to physically visiting a hospital or clinic.

As a telemedicine nurse, you work to provide patients with remote medical services. These services vary widely, from one-on-one consultations to the administration of prescriptions. Telemedicine nurses may also advise patients on how to manage symptoms, reduce pain, and improve their general health.


Telemedicine nursing may appeal to individuals who seek a fulfilling medical career but prefer to engage with patients via electronic media.


#5 - Nutrition Nurse Advisor


Nutrition nurse advisors, like dieticians, provide support for patients by evaluating the quality of their diets and recommending dietary changes that will help the patient reduce the severity of his or her symptoms. Their tasks include developing nutrition education programs, designing specialized meal plans for patients with dietary limitations, and suggesting ways to improve a poor diet.

They may also work directly with individuals trying to lose weight, furnishing moral support in addition to science-based dietary advice.

In general, nutrition nurse advisors are well-trained in the fields of clinical dietetics, nutrition science, and medical nutrition therapy. They keep abreast with trends in nutrition and are well-aware of government guidelines regarding a healthy diet.


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