This major is a program that prepares registered nurses to provide specialized care to patients with life-threatening problems, including those in intensive care facilities and on life support.
Includes instruction in adult, neonatal, and pediatric critical care; technical skills; patient monitoring and assessment; normal and abnormal readings; and troubleshooting.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Critical Care Nursing Major (use the College Search feature and enter "critical care" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Critical Care Nursing Major?
This major/degree is a specialty area that prepares nurses to deal with very sick, complex patients facing life-threatening problems. You will need advanced nursing skills and expert knowledge of specialized electronic equipment used for the monitoring and treatment of acutely ill patients to work as a Critical Care Nurse.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Critical Care Nursing Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- American Nurses Association
- American Board of Nursing Specialties
- National Student Nurses Association
- Nurses Peer Support Network
- Association for Nursing Professional Development
- Travel Nursing
- National Association of School Nurses
Publications/Magazines in Critical Care Nursing