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  • Many specialties will be in demand in the near future, including forensic nursing, health coaching, legal nurse consulting, nephrology, nursing, nursing healthcare innovation, nursing informatics, primary care nursing, and school nursing.
  • Hear from nurses practicing in these fields to learn about the rewards, challenges, and opportunities for employment.

Are you looking for a new career opportunity? Consider these specialties, which experts say will be in demand for the near future: forensic nursing, health coaching, legal nurse consulting, nephrology nursing (acute and chronic), nursing and healthcare innovation, nursing informatics, primary care nursing (nursing in settings outside the hospital), and school nursing. Many employers also will be seeking nurse practitioners and nurse scientists.

School nurse | Robin Cogan MeD, RN, NCSN

Legal nurse consultant | Laura Grossman Nissim, MS, RN, CNS, LNCC

Dialysis nurse | Barbara Odom, BSN, RN, CDN

Nurse practitioner | Kelly Arashin Bouthillet, DNP, APRN, CC-NS, ACNP-BC, ACNPC

Nurse scientist | Susan B. Fowler, PhD, RN, CNRN, FAHA

Nephrology nurse | Lauren Hinote, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Health coach | Eileen T. O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP

Informatics professional | Tiffany Kelley, PhD, MBA, RN

Case management professional | Anne Llewellyn, MS, BHSA, RN-BC, CCM, CRRN 

Primary care nurse | Kristine Adams, MSN, CNP

Forensic nurse | Sara Jennings, DNP, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-BC



  1. Such a wide variety of roles for nurses as we move forward in our careers….as I wrote in my book, Nurses Beyond the Bedside: There Are no Limits…..the key is set goals and network….be ready when an opportunity comes!

    Thanks American Nurse for sharing these opportunities!


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