March 13, 2014
Article by Global Pre-Meds
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Take a look at the top ten highest paying nursing specialties
Median Annual Income: £73,000
As a certified registered nurse anaesthetist, you would be responsible for administering anaesthesia to patients. Certified registered nurse anaesthetists work together with surgeons, anaesthesiologists, podiatrists and dentists to safely administer anaesthesia medications before any major procedure.
Median Annual Income £58,100
A certified midwife provides primary care to women. Their responsibilities include family planning advice, gynaecological exams, assistance in labour and delivery, prenatal care and neonatal care. They work in hospitals, health departments, private practices and homes. Midwives often work unpredictable hours due to the unpredictable nature of childbirth.
Median Annual Income: £50,000
Nurse researchers work as analysts for private companies. They publish research studies based on data collected on specific medical, pharmaceutical or nursing products or practices.
Median Annual Income: £46,000
Orthopaedic nurses provide care for patients suffering from different types of musculoskeletal ailments, such as arthritis and joint replacement. As an orthopaedic nurse, you will also be responsible for educating patients on these disorders and on the different self-care and support systems that are available.
Median Annual Income: £45,500
As a paediatric endocrinology nurse you would be dealing with young children suffering from diseases and disorders of the endocrine system. Their responsibilities include educating the parents and children on the physical and sexual development issues that could arise from these disorders.
Median Annual Income: £ 45,000
Gerontological Nurse Practitioners hold advanced degrees specializing in geriatrics. They diagnose and manage their patients’ often long-term and debilitating conditions and provide regular assessments to patients’ family members. GNPs must approach nursing holistically and pay special attention to maintaining a comforting bedside manner for their elderly patients.
Median Annual Income: £41,000
A Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse who provides consultation and care to patients suffering from mental health or psychiatric disorders.
Median Annual Income: £40,000
A nurse practitioner provides basic preventive health care to patients. In underserved areas, a nurse practitioner would also serve as primary and specialty care providers. The most common areas of specialty for nurse practitioners are family practice, women’s health, acute care, paediatrics and gerontology in addition to a few others.
Median Annual Income: £34,500
Neonatal nurses care for sick and/or premature newborn babies. They also provide consultation to the newborn’s family during what can be an emotionally draining period.
Median Annual Income: £32,500
As a Clinical Nurse Specialist you would take on the responsibility of developing uniform standards for quality care and work together with staff nurses to ensure that those standards are being met. Clinical Nurse Specialists are required to possess strong managerial skills and an ability to anticipate potential staff/patient conflicts.
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