Nurse Job Specialties

Your Specialty. Your Possibilities.

Your next nursing opportunity starts here. CareerStaff is your source for the nation’s best jobs for nurses, spanning a variety of nurse specialties and contract types, including travel, local, per diem, and more. Our dedicated nurse recruiters are the best in the business, and they’re here to help every step of the way to connect you with your ideal nursing job!

General Nursing

General Nursing assignments are among the most available, offering roles for the direct care of patients in facilities of all types.

Step Down/Progressive Care

Step Down/Progressive Care involves close monitoring and assessment of unstable patients outside of the ICU.

Acute Care/Critical Care/Intensive Care

Acute Care/Critical Care/Intensive Care opportunities are also widely available, many for the direct care of high-acuity patients. Opportunities also include jobs in PICU, CVICU, and related settings.


Medical/Surgical positions involve providing nursing assistance to hospitalized individuals while also helping to coordinate care.

Psych, Behavioral, and Mental Health

Psych nursing, and Behavioral and Mental Health positions offer the chance to work in psychology-related roles and settings.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac Care specialties work with patients with cardiovascular disease in settings like hospitals, clinics, federal facilities and more.

Case Management

Case Management roles involve the coordination of care and support in a variety of settings.

Emergency Room

Emergency Room positions involve working in the ER and other emergency settings.

Labor & Delivery

Labor & Delivery positions involve maternity care, and the care of mothers and newborns.


Telemetry specialties involve the monitoring and interpretation of patient vital signs and functions.

Operating Room

Operating Room nurses assist in surgical procedures and help maintain the operating room.

Your Nurse Specialty Career Setting

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Want to build more experience in the ER or ICU, or explore the opportunities of skilled nursing or long-term care? We partner with hundreds of health employers across the country and have assignments in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • State, local, and private hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Correctional facilities
  • Rehab facilities and recovery centers
  • Schools and educational facilities
  • Skilled nursing and long-term care facilities