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Databases of nursing academic programs

References associate, bachelor, second, master and doctoral degrees.

Nursing specialties and certifications

Nationwide directory of nursing schools
Detailed descriptions of nine levels of nursing practice, 33 nursing clinical specialties, and 12 non-traditional careers for nurses. Each description includes a job description, practice setting, client age group, diagnoses, practice roles, desirable characteristics, challenges, desirable skills, education, employers and certifying organizations.

Virginia Board of Nursing
Information on licensing requirements, certification/education and testing requirements for nursing and nursing specialties.

American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certification review products catalog and ANCC exams handbook