For the nursing professional who desires more authority, pay and marketability, one should seriously consider the field of Critical Care Nursing. As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, hospitals are actively seeking individuals who have chosen to specialize Critical Care and are trained to make higher level clinical decisions. Licensed Critical Care Nurses (CCNs) are in high demand, and are often one step ahead of their co-workers when seeking the perfect job.
As with many fields of medicine, Critical Care covers a very broad spectrum. During training, students are exposed to many of the sub-specialties, and many find a particular draw towards one of them, from Acute Neonatal Care to Acute Adult Care. By enrolling in a program, going through the required training and becoming a CCN, an individual can almost ensure a job that he or she desires.