Explore Specialties


Nursing is the most diverse of the health care fields.  There are a variety of specialties nurses can pursue depending upon their interests and the needs of the individuals seeking help.

  • View a video of faculty member Martha Driessnack Ph.D., P.N.P. provide an explanation about what is distinctive about advanced nurse practitioners and how our education and practice overlaps with other health care professionals. (NOTE: This is a 5 minute recording which starts with a black screen. The speaker will begin to “draw” the illustration at the 1 minute mark, so stay with it).
  • Watch the “American Nurse” movie highlighting 5 different nurses across the nation.

Explore & Discover

There are many facets to nursing and it can sometimes feel overwhelming to know where to get started. Below are some helpful web sites that can assist you with furthering your exploration in this exciting field.

Discover more about nursing (statistics, salary, opportunities, etc.) through the Johnson & Johnson Nursing Campaign.

Learn what current nurse leaders are doing to help shape the health care field through the highly regarded American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Journal, Nurse Leader.

A comprehensive guide to current national nursing news, information on continuing educations, career opportunities and web editions of two nurse magazines can be found at Nurse.com and Nurse.org.