I am a student nurse in a concurrent ADN/BSN program with two schools and I am currently in my second semester (Basic Med-Surg). Prior to acceptance in the nursing program, I had taken an immunology course and I found it to be very interesting. Even through the actual disease processes we are learning about, I tend to focus on the mico-immunological responses.
My plan is to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP). I was wondering if there was a particular way to specialize with something immunology related or a field of nursing that it was prevalent.
Any insight into this matter is greatly appreciated.
It is a very interesting area. Some areas that nurses practice realted to immunology include: Dermatology,Allergy and Asthma Clinics as well as research facilites. I see them use nurses especially in pediatric immunology. I have also done some work with giving IVIG for immune problems like MS, IVIG deficiencies,etc. Nurse usually are placing PICC and midlines, administering infusions,etc. Oh year, I almost forgot AIDS care is a part of that too. There are nursing professional organizations that may know about career opportunites and further training.
Good luck to you finding your niche!