Emergence of alternative nursing specializations
The current trend has caused unshakable demand for nurses, producing many opportunities and career paths for nursing practitioners. However, because of revolutionizing health care and current developments in nursing, alternative specialization appears in nursing practice. Some alternative specialties will be explained in the following paragraphs.
1. Forensic nursing. It is a field that builds its popularity at this time because of demands for nursing assistance in caring for victims of crime and collection of evidence. In addition to their visibility at law firms and hospitals, the public also witnessed the work of forensic nurses in popular television shows such as CSI. Forensic nurses are usually not needed to undergo training and sometimes nurse certifications are quite registered. Forensic nursing can be considered a broad field for it also has an alternative specialization below it.
2. Holistic nursing. As the name implies, holistic nurses not only deal with patient physical conditions but also with their other diseases such as depression. In other words, they deal with some psychological injuries and problems. Its function, although it varies, involves healing the body, mind and soul by the merger of the methodology with traditional knowledge and skills in nursing. Usually they deal with severe injured patients who need rehabilitation in the long run. Further training besides RN certification is required for you to become a holistic nurse.
3. Nursing case management. The specialist below is usually assigned to patients undergoing rehabilitation, injury to very serious properties and long-term care. They also acted as a mediator between third parties such as insurance companies and patients. Nurse case managers are found in places such as insurance companies, schools, rehabilitation and school centers, and are required to have further training after completing a bachelor’s degree depending on the needs of their work.
4. Nursing infection control. Infection control nurses are assigned to deal with patients with infections such as TB, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and other infections such as childhood infections. They are to control, identify and investigate this kind of infection and other community infections. Because they are assigned to the community, infection control nurses are usually found in the city, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. They are also sometimes consulted by government institutions because of their knowledge in community infections. Infectious control certification is additional requirements for this particular field.
5. International nursing. International nurses go to countries outside their origins, usually in developing countries, to serve their medical needs. Trans-cultural and international nurses choose to be exposed to different cultures by undergoing certain training so that they will be able to deal with people at their destination. There is no need for special requirements in this particular field aside from RN certification.
6. Trans-cultural nursing. The first is related to treating patients in culture outside the origin of nurses but not to be abroad. Trans-cultural nurses treat people with different beliefs and alternatives, especially in medical sense. See the specialization described earlier for requirements.
7. Genetic nursing. This is one new and new specialty appearing in the field of nursing. Genetic nurses handle cases involving genetic problems and complications by identifying risks, explaining the genetic conditions of patients through counseling, and conducting certain clinical trials.