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Critical Care Nursing

A critical care nurse specializes in the treatment and advocacy of critically ill or injured patients. Those entering this field have several career options from which to choose. Read on to get details about the educational requirements, career choices and employment statistics for critical care nurses.

Inside Critical Care Nursing

A critical care nurse is highly trained, specializing in the treatment of patients suffering from life-threatening illness or injury. These patients are usually feeling highly vulnerable and need intense levels of care. In addition to performing treatment procedures, a critical care nurse is also a patient's advocate, working to keep patients informed of their condition so they can help make good decisions about their care. Work settings include intensive care units, emergency rooms, pediatric, intensive care units and cardiac care units.

Critical care nursing can offer many rewarding opportunities for those looking to help people especially in need. Visit Study.com for career and education information about this specialized nursing field.

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