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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Public Health Nurse Public health nurses ( PHN ) care for entire populations rather than one patient at a time . PHNs work with whole communities to : educate people about health issues , improve community health and safety and increase access to care ; monitor health trends and identify health risk factors unique to specific communities ; set local priorities for health-related interventions ; advocate with authorities to improve access to health services for underserved communities ; and much more . ( Source : ExploreHealthCareers . org )
• ASN / ADN ( BSN preferred ); graduate degree ( master ’ s , post graduate or doctorate ) forcertification
• Advanced Public Health Nurse portfolio : Eligible applicants submit an online portfolio of evidence to document their specialized knowledge , skills , understanding , and application of professional nursing practice and theory .
• For APHN-BC : 2,000 practice hours in the area of advanced public health nursing in the past 3 years ; 30 hours of continuing education in advanced public health nursing in the past 3 years ; fulfillment of 2 professional development categories available at www . nursecredentialing . org
APHN-BC
• US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps ; public health departments ; colleges / universities ; international health organizations ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ; immunization specialist
• Association of Public Health Nurses http :// www . phnurse . org /
• Resources : “ Promoting Health of Populations ” By M . Hoke and M . Panzini-Rosenthal ( Vol 59 , No 1 – January 2012 ). Read at http :// bit . ly / 2kFSMQz
Radiology and Imaging Nursing Caring along a full continuum of care from the outpatient , inpatient , critical care , trauma , radiology nurses can be found in all imaging environments such as X-Ray , CT , Nuclear Medicine , PET-CT , Interventional , Mammography , MRI for diagnostics , interventions , curative treatments and symptom management . Patients undergoing imaging exams or interventional procedures require highly skilled nursing care . Radiology nurses can be found at the forefront of trauma and stroke treatment . Their role is critical for heart , vascular , neurological and oncology care .
• RN ( BSN preferred )
• Certified Radiology Nurse examination
• 2,000 hours ( during prior 3 years ) in radiology nursing ; 30 hours of continuing education ( during prior 2 years ), of which 15 hours must be related to radiology nursing
CRN
• Hospitals , ambulatory care , out-patient surgery centers , community health settings
• Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing ( www . arinursing . org )
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