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Nursing Related Majors

There are 23 concentrations within nursing alone. For those wishing to broaden their search, nursing is but one of 34 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 244,117
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 14,696
Nursing Administration 8,485
Nursing Practice 5,574
Nursing Science 4,677
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 4,665
Nursing Education 2,251
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing 2,091
Nurse Anesthetist 1,916
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 910
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 765
Critical Care Nursing 540
Clinical Nurse Leader 492
School Nursing 479
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 475
Clinical Nurse Specialist 460
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 358
Women’s Health Nurse/Nursing 213
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 209
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing 172
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing 47
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing 29
Palliative Care Nursing 12

Other Health Professions Majors

The health professions program area contains 34 different majors.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 104,465
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 90,916
Health & Medical Administrative Services 87,058
Allied Health Professions 86,125
Public Health 34,089
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 28,068
Dental Support Services 27,155
Mental & Social Health Services 26,783
Health Sciences & Services 24,436
Communication Sciences 21,520
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 19,962
Medicine 19,418
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 19,295
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 15,451
Health/Medical Prep Programs 11,807
Other Health Professions 8,426
Dentistry 6,518
Osteopathic Medicine 6,392
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 6,056
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 3,875
Alternative Medicine & Systems 3,481
Veterinary Medicine 3,175
Chiropractic 2,503
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 1,714
Optometry 1,674
Medical Illustration & Informatics 1,608
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 1,089
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 804
Medical Science 738
Podiatry 543
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 535
Movement & Mind-Body Therapies 373
Alternative Medical Support Services 244
Energy & Biologically Based Therapies 73

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