Nurse careers and nursing jobs can travel down many paths. A clinical nurse is another term used for registered nurses who, as the term implies, work in actual clinic settings. Clinical nurses are also called nurse practitioners. Clinical nurse jobs are very flexible in nature. Clinical nurses can work in various types of clinics, and can enter various specializations, given the right qualifications.
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The fact that clinical nurses span specific medical fields makes the number of clinical nurses quite huge. Most nurse practitioners fall under the clinical nurse category. Several subcategories also fall under it. The clinical nurses who achieve and complete the qualifications for specializations in specific areas are called clinical nurse specialists.
These nurses can specialize in various fields of health and medicine such as midwifery, psychiatric or mental health, geriatrics, pediatrics, among many other fields. These nurses also claim specific titles such as mental nurse, maternity nurse, and theatre nurse.
A clinical nurse can also specialize in the surgical section, or the emergency room and accidents section. Some clinical nurses can also be stationed in the Intensive Care Unit. Aside from these specializations, clinical nurses can also work as a general staff nurse or administrative nurse in hospitals and clinics.
This wide variety of options when it comes to specializations and areas makes clinical nurse jobs a very common type in the medical and health field. Aside from that, given the large number of hospitals and clinics, and each one needing several nurses for every particular section, clinical nurse jobs are quite in demand nowadays.
There are also several levels in the hierarchy of clinical nurses. There are simply clinical nurses, while there are also clinical support nurses.