20 Types of Nurses Employers Are Looking to Hire

You’ve heard about nurses your whole life. From the movies and TV shows to the news headlines about the nursing shortages. But now that you’re considering capitalizing on the career opportunity, you’re noticing that there are a lot of options under the umbrella of nursing.

It’s helpful to have a good understanding of the types of nurses out there before taking the next step on your career path. From acronyms like “ICU RN” to job titles like “periansethsia nurse,” perusing these professional opportunities has the potential to make your head spin.

But halt your harried search because we have what you need right here. We identified 20 types of nurses you could become, and that’s only a portion of your options. Get a sneak peek at these in-demand opportunities.

Top 20 types of nurses

We used real-time job analysis software from Burning-Glass.com to examine more than 1 million nursing job postings. Our analysis helped us identify the 20 types of nurses in highest demand. Learn a bit about each position and the earning potential and education requirements associated with each.*

1. Registered nurse

2. Licensed practical nurse

3. Clinical nurse specialist

4. Nurse practitioner

5. Nurse case manager

6. Intensive care unit registered nurse

7. Travel registered nurse

8. Home care registered nurse

9. Operating room nurse

10. Staff nurse

11. Emergency room registered nurse

12. Labor & delivery registered nurse

13. Medical/surgical registered nurse

14. Per diem nurse

15. Nurse supervisor

16. Oncology registered nurse

17. Critical care registered nurse

18. Neonatal intensive care registered nurse

19. Dialysis registered nurse

20. Post-anesthesia care unit registered nurse

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