Adult Acute Care
Medical, orthopedics, neurological, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, adult oncology, nursing dependent upon specialty for either category.
Advance Practice, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Psychotherapist.
Ambulatory Care/Clinic Care
Rapid, focused assessments of patients, long-term nurse/patient/family relationships and teaching and translating care into doable activities for patients and their caregivers.
Case Management, Occupational Health & Utilization Review
Nurse who reviews individual and workplace medical cases, ensuring that they are getting the most appropriate care and level of support. May work for employers, insurance companies or in a health care facility setting. Examples may include, but not limited to: Case/Care Manager, Employee Health, Care Coordinator and Hospital Concurrent Review.
Registered Nurses in general medical/surgical or specialty unit care of nursing who function in the Charge Nurse role. Includes adult ICU/CCU, IMC, cath lab and special procedures, PTCA, Interventional Radiology, ER, Surgical, Labor & Delivery, NICU, with immediate care units and PICU.
Community & Public Health
RNs who have made significant professional or voluntary contributions in community based settings such as public schools, community outreach, public health or tribal communities.
Includes adult ICU/CCU, IMC, PTCA and Interventional Radiology.
Includes ER, flight, ambulance, pre-hospital, telephone triage and Pediatric ER.
Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
Nursing in inpatient/outpatient hospice settings and nursing in all home health care settings, Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Rehabilitation Long Term Care Facilities.
Mental & Behavioral Health
Nursing that has specialized in mental health and cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental distress, developmental disabilities and addiction rehabilitation.
Nurse Education & Research
Nurse with primary function to educate RNs in the clinical setting. Nurses contributing to the field of Nursing through Research and Publications.
Registered Nurses who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in nursing or patient care. May include: Entrepreneurs, Consultants, CNE’s, CNO’s, VP’s, and Administrative Directors; also those with supervisory roles in a clinical or non-clinical setting; full-time, shift/clinical coordinators and Department Directors or Department Managers.
General Pediatric Units, Pediatric Clinics, Pediatric Oncology, Intermediate Care Units, PICU & NICU, Pediatric Transport.
Nurse who is newly hired and a first time nurse within first 18 months of practice (or currently in undergraduate nursing school), exemplifies outstanding care, leadership and professionalism.
Nurse in Perioperative, PACU, Day Surgery, OR and Endoscopy.
Antepartum, Intrapartum, Maternal/Baby Care, Postpartum and Gynecology (No Certified Midwives – see Advanced Practice).