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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Infectious Disease Nurse Involves analysis of disease and their transmission , particularly at a time of prevalent “ super bugs .” Many nurses in this area have bachelors or master ’ s degrees , given the level of analytical and management work that can be involved .
• ASN / ADN or BSN
• Certified Infection Control Certification
• 2 years of relevant full-time experience in infection prevention and control recommended , not required
CIC
• Hospitals , outpatient care clinics , research , community outreach / education
• Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ( apic . org )
Informatics Nurse Also known as Informatics Nurse Specialist at the MSN-level or higher . Apply knowledge of nursing science to analytical and information sciences to improve the care of patients or populations , advocate for organizational and governmental policy , integrate technology into care settings , and / or translate data to knowledge / wisdom . Informaticists are skilled in computer science , information technology and nursing science .
• BSN ( or RN with Baccalaureate in relevant field )
• Informatics Nurse certification
• 2 years full-time as a registered nurse and 30 hours of continuing education within 3 years
RN-BC
• Hospitals , continuing care ( i . e . long-term and assisted living centers ); ambulatory care centers ; out-patient surgery centers ; medical / physician offices ; home healthcare ; military service ; community health settings ; schools ; retail clinics ; correctional facilities ; consultants , IT vendors , research
• American Nursing Informatics Association ( www . ania . org ) American Medical Informatics Association ( www . amia . org )
• Resources : http :// bit . ly / 2jqFExr
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