Understanding Emergency Nursing
Emergency nurses treat patients in emergency situations involving trauma or injury. They must be able to quickly recognize life-threatening problems and help solve them on the spot. Unlike other nursing specialties, in which a patient has already been diagnosed by a physician and the nurse is managing the patient’s care based on the diagnosis, emergency nurses work with patients for whom the cause of the problem is not yet known. They must be ready to treat a wide variety of illnesses or injuries, ranging from a sore throat to a heart attack, and to communicate with the patient, other medical professionals and the patient’s family.
$45,000 - $85,000
Annual Salary Range
ASN or BSN
RN, Emergency Nurse Certification (BCEN)