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Nursing Related Majors

There are 21 concentrations within nursing alone. For those wishing to broaden their search, nursing is but one of 30 related majors within the broader health professions field of study.

Nursing Focus Areas

Explore reports on the most popular concentrations nursing has to offer.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Registered Nursing 255,026
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 15,593
Nursing Administration 7,987
Nursing Practice 7,330
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 5,400
Nursing Science 4,574
Nurse Anesthetist 1,850
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 1,685
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 1,410
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 864
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 611
Critical Care Nursing 483
School Nursing 476
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 467
Clinical Nurse Leader 402
Clinical Nurse Specialist 359
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing 228
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 161
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing 34
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing 33
Forensic Nursing. 6

Other Health Professions Majors

The health professions program area contains 30 different majors.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health Professions 49,265
Health & Medical Administrative Services 48,523
Public Health 35,375
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,237
Medicine 27,562
Health Sciences & Services 27,372
Communication Sciences 21,678
Mental & Social Health Services 20,694
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 20,059
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 19,180
Dental Support Services 8,040
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 7,440
Other Health Professions 6,776
Dentistry 6,591
Health/Medical Prep Programs 6,362
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 4,726
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 3,915
Alternative Medicine & Systems 2,687
Chiropractic 2,596
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,991
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,718
Optometry 1,666
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 849
Medical Science 732
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 617
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 446
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 116
Alternative Medical Support Services 108
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 29
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 24

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