Specialist nursing care


The analysis of complex clinical problems, the diagnosis, initiation and evaluation treatment for patients in a multi-professional arena, within the field of specialisation.

Alternative labels

specialist analysis of clincial problems in nursing care
specialist in nursing care
specialist nursing diagnosis

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Specialist nursing care is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Specialist nurse: Specialist nurses promote and restore people’s health, and diagnose and care within a specific branch of the nursing field. Examples of such specialist nursing jobs include but are not restricted to; ambulatory care nurse, advanced practice nurse, cardiac nurse, dental nurse, community health nurse, forensic nurse, gastroenterology nurse, hospice and palliative care nurse, paediatric nurse, public health nurse, rehabilitation nurse, renal nurse and school nurse. Specialist nurses are general care nurses prepared beyond the level of a nurse generalist and authorised to practice as specialists with specific expertise in a branch of the nursing field.

Optional knowledge

Specialist nursing care is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Specialist nursing care – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022