Burn Nursing

Learn more about becoming a burn nurse and helping with injury care.

Burn nurses usually work in the ICU and provide care for both children and adults with thermal, chemical and electrical burns or hypothermia. These nurses may care for the patient all the way through rehabilitation and must have specialized knowledge of how to care for a wide variety of burns and related wounds. In severe burn cases, end of life treatment and activity may also be required.

Preparation Path

  • GET YOUR ASN OR BSN
  • PASS YOUR NCLEX AND BECOME AN RN
  • GAIN EXPERIENCE TREATING BURN VICTIMS

$60,000 - $80,000

Annual Salary Range

Typical Tasks

  • Providing¬†immediate post-injury care and pain management
  • Cleaning and dressing wounds
  • Prepping patients for surgery
  • Providing post-op care
  • Educating patients about ongoing care and recovery
  • Supervising end-of-life treatment and activity in some cases

Education Requirements

ASN or BSN

Employment Settings

  • Primarily hospital ICUs and burn units

Certification

RN