A surgical nurse is specialized in perioperative care provided to surgical patients before, during, and after surgery. There are different kinds of surgical nurse, and surgical nursing as a career can be very demanding. Compensation in this field varies, depending on where a nurse works. Some surgical nurses make salaries in the same figure that of those of doctors. Surgical nurses may practice in different types of surgery. General surgery, vascular surgery, Colo-rectal surgery, Surgical Oncology, Orthopedic surgery, Urological surgery.