The Pulse of the Profession
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ICU nurses, also called critical care nurses, are in high demand, and this demand will continue to grow in the coming years. So many patients in life-threatening situations need help from competent, compassionate nurses, and ICU nursing jobs are available for those seeking a challenging and rewarding career and who genuinely want to make a difference in the lives of others.
Nurse educators are advanced registered nurses who teach and train the next generation of nurses. They are more than just teachers — they’re mentors, guides, and experts in nursing, helping both new nurses and experienced professionals improve their skills and deliver the best care to their patients.
Certified nurse midwives care for women through puberty and menopause. They are specialists in pregnancy and reproductive health. For expecting mothers, they are confidants, caregivers, and an indispensable part of the birthing experience. As registered nurse specialists, these professionals earn a higher salary than the standard RN.
PACU nurses work in a hospital's post-anesthesia care unit. They provide direct care to patients recovering from surgery and monitor their vitals. They often administer EKGs before surgery, assist ICU staff, and provide acute care during the postoperative period.