Top 50 YouTube Videos to Learn About Nursing Specialties

by Editor on July 07, 2011

If you want to advance in your nursing career education, you probably would want to pick a specialty nursing option to excel in that career. The following 50 YouTube videos address just a handful of nursing specialty options, such as burn nurse, emergency (trauma) nurse, pediatric nurse, geriatric nurse, military nurse, public health nurse, nurse midwife, forensic nurse, nurse practitioner and anesthetist nurse.

Burn Unit Nurse

  1. Burn UnitAOA Health Dose: Wound and Burn Care: Barbara E. Walker, DO, an osteopathic family physician, explains how to care for burns and minor wounds such as cuts and scrapes.
  2. Behind the Breakthroughs: Lavelle Grub, burn center nurse, talks about how burn treatment has progressed over the years.
  3. Burn Patient Honors Nurses Who Saved Her Life: Katie Niemeyer, a 1988 Barnes-Jewish Hospital burn unit patient, shows gratitude to four dedicated nurses who saved her life when she developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
  4. Expanding Care to Patients of Severe Burns: Watch how Operation Smile is currently working in Vietnam to help patients suffering from severe burns.
  5. Soldiers Get Virtual Reality Therapy for Burn Pain: University of Washington researcher Hunter Hoffman has developed a cool virtual reality game that has actually been shown to make the excruciating rehabilitation fun.

Emergency Nurse

  1. Campaign for Nursing’s Future — Emergency Room Nurses: “Charm” Nursing commercial highlighting emergency room nurses on behalf of The Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future.
  2. Day in the Life: ER Nurse: Will Cristobal discusses what it is like to be an Emergency Room Nurse and the path he took to become a nurse.
  3. Emergency Nurses Association — ENA Introduction: This video provides both an introduction and refresher for current and prospective members of the Emergency Nurses Association.
  4. Emergency Nursing at Methodist Hospital: In the emergency department at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center, there is a wide range of nursing career opportunities.
  5. Emergency Room Nurse Career Interview: An emergency room nurse discusses her typical day at work, the qualifications needed for the job, the best and worst parts of the job, and advice that can be used by students considering this line of work.

Pediatric Nurse

  1. Pediatric NurseDo you want to be a pediatric nurse? In order to be successful at nursing and pediatrics you need to know where to start. This short video shows what you need.
  2. Medical Careers: How to Become a Pediatric Nurse: Learn to become a pediatric nurse with tips from a practice administrator in this free video on career information.
  3. Nursing Jobs: What Is Pediatric Nursing? Learn about the environment that pediatric nurses work within with help from a licensed RN in this video on nursing jobs and health care.
  4. Pediatric Nurse: Few professional assignments are more rewarding than pediatric nursing in an acute care environment…but the challenges facing new nursing school graduates are formidable.
  5. Pediatric Nursing: This is a Health Care Careers project that explains salary, job skills and more.

Geriatric Nurse

  1. Become a Geriatric Care Manager: From geriatric nursing, gerontology, social work and case management, many have decided to become geriatric care managers.
  2. Connie Davis discusses Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certificate: Davis is the director of Southwest Virginia Community College’s Geriatric Nursing Assistant Program.
  3. Limitless Possibilities — Penn State Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence: Hospitals, primary-care, public health, home care, long-term care – all of these settings serve older Americans and need geriatric nursing expertise.
  4. NYU nursing students and the need for geriatric specialists: This is a FOX news segment on the need for geriatric nurses, interviews at NYU.
  5. What makes a great nursing assistant? Residents in long term care talk about what makes a good nursing assistant a great one.

Forensic Nurse

  1. CSI NurseCSI Career College — Be A Nurse: CSI Career College offers a fast-track nursing program for Vocational Nursing. learn more through this short video.
  2. CSI Nurses: Find out how Community Regional Medical Center is keeping up with the rising interest in crime scene investigation.
  3. Forensic Nurse Stories — An Unforeseen Ending: A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) tells the story of a patient who she will never forget.
  4. Forensic Nurse Week: Nursing staffs and memeber of the American Psychotherapy Association show their support for Forensic Nurse week by wearing lilac on Friday, November 13, 2009.
  5. UTHSC Forensic Nursing Student Interviews: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing offers an online program of study leading to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Forensic Nursing.

Anesthetist Nurse

  1. Career Project: Nurse Anesthetist: A school project that outlines this career choice with salary information, educational requirements and more.
  2. How to Get Medical Jobs: How to Become a Nurse Anesthetist: Learn about the qualifications to become a nurse anesthetist with tips from a medical administrator in this video on career information.
  3. Introduction to Becoming a CRNA: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: Nursing educator Michele G. Kunz discusses the CRNA career and discusses some of the steps to get started as a CRNA.
  4. Nurse Anesthetist Master’s Program, U. of Md: The University of Maryland School of Nursing has one of the top educational curricula in nursing anesthetists.
  5. Nurse Anesthetists: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are highly trained advanced nursing professionals and have been giving anesthesia for over 100 years.

Military Nurse

  1. Army NurseARMY MEDICINE: Nurses: Meet three people who made Army nursing their career — a critical care RN, a medical surgery orthopedics nurse and civilian nurse who joined the Army.
  2. CCATT Nurse: Major Vedder explains her experience as being a Critical Care Air Transport Team Nurse in the Air Force Reserve.
  3. Military Health — Nurse Shortage: The military’s top doctor, S. Ward Casscells, discusses the need for more nurses in the military.
  4. Nurse Serves In Afghanistan Combat: NATO illustrates the challenges faced by nurses and other medical professionals practicing emergency medicine as part of MERT NATO teams in Afghanistan.
  5. U.S. Navy — Nurse Benson: This is just one video of many in the America’s Navy YouTube channel arsenal.

Nurse Practitioner

  1. Career Highlights: Nurse Practitioner: Julie Larson, a Nurse Practitioner with Hancock County Memorial Hospital (Britt, IA), gives the Iowa Hospital Association some insight into what a nurse practitioner does and what kind of person becomes interested in this type of career.
  2. Nurse Practitioner Business Owner: This is an entire YouTube network focused on the NP profession.
  3. Nurse Practitioner Programs, Salary and Career: The Ultimate Guide: HD film about nurse practitioner / FNP job description, average salary, and online degree programs from accredited schools.
  4. Nurse Practitioner: Start Your Own Practice #1: You want to open a practice, but that wasn’t a course in your graduate education. provides a video to help you get started.
  5. What is a Nurse Practitioner? The role of a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (NP-PHC) is explained.

Nurse Midwives

  1. Certified Nurse MidwifeCertified Nurse Midwives: This video focuses on the benefits of CNM-assisted births.
  2. Focus On Health: Midwives: Connie Carmical interviews midwife Jackie Pierce and her patient Kimberly Van Sistine about the modern midwife and the benefits of having a midwife deliver your baby.
  3. Midwives and Moms: The Orange County Health Department Certified Nurse Midwives help families embrace this time by offering a personal and loving setting for women as they being their journey into motherhood.
  4. Nurse Midwife: A nurse midwife has her hands full with a complicated delivery as a couple gives birth to their second child.
  5. The choice to become a nurse-midwife: Learn how Aurora caregivers are taking action to reduce Wisconsin’s high infant mortality rate through community outreach. The Midwifery and Wellness Center at Aurora Sinai Medical Center attends 450-500 births each year.

Public Health Nurse

  1. Introduction to Communicable Disease Nursing: Interesting video produced by the Department of Defense in 1975.
  2. Making a Difference: Advanced Public Health Nursing Practice: The rewards of being an advanced community/public health nurse are in making a difference in the lives of an entire group of people, often those who are most vulnerable.
  3. Public Health Nurse: Listen to Che talk about his job as a public health nurse.
  4. Public Safety & Public Health Nursing: Public health nurse Jan Wallinder, RN, MSN, talks about the nurse’s role in planning community safety strategies.
  5. Why Choose Public Health Nursing? Dietra Wynn, RN, BSN, MSN discusses her career choice, the benefits of becoming a community health nurse.

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