Top 9 most stressful nursing jobs

The Labor Department's Occupational Network ranked acute care nurses as the most stressful nursing job. 

The list ranked professions on a scale of 1 to 100 on stress tolerance and how important "accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations" was to the job.

Here are the nine nursing professions ranked for stress tolerance with their scores:

  1. Acute care nurses: 97

  2. Nurse anesthetists: 96

  3. Nurse midwives: 96

  4. Advanced practice psychiatric nurses: 94

  5. Critical care nurses: 93

  6. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses: 87

  7. Nurse practitioners: 87

  8. Registered nurses: 87

  9. Clinical nurse specialists: 85

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