Track 8:Clinical Nursing and Practice

Clinical nursing is an advanced field, which means you could also become employed in education and leadership roles. The work covers some common areas including emergency care, pediatrics and geriatrics.

There is a high demand for clinical nurse specialists, particularly because they are so advanced. They are able to work as a primary care provider, but they earn less than physicians, which puts them in particularly high demand. For inner cities, this is a particularly important benefit, but also for under-served areas and rural communities. The demand is also for the expertise of clinical nurses, who are able to coach and mentor other nurses, thereby improving health outcomes across the board. There are a number of specializations that are nationally recognized for clinical nurses. These are adult health, adult gerontology, adult psychiatric and mental health, child and adolescent psychiatric and mental health, gerontology, acute care, general adult, home health, pediatrics, public and community health, infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, occupational health, neonatal, oncology, public health, school health, parent-child, perinatal, rehabilitation, women’s health, core clinical nursing, and advanced diabetes management.

The skills and techniques in clinical nursing are the most important steps to be followed in a professional manner and are essential for better patient outcomes, it consist of certain basic to complex techniques such as monitoring, time management, critical thinking at various situations, Judgment and Decision Making which is Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Mixing of medicines, auscultating the heart, assessing the patient chart etc. should be followed, as a CNS work through complex situations even assisting a surgery. Therefore certain skills and techniques are practiced and done with at most care.