Gastroenterology Nursing

Become a Gastroenterology Nurse

Gastroenterology nurses, also referred to as endoscopy nurses, work to diagnose and treat digestive system and gastrointestinal tract disorders in patients. They perform tests to detect gastrointestinal ailments, such as endoscopies and colonoscopies. Common illnesses treated by gastroenterology nurses include stomach or intestinal cancer, GERD, and ulcers, among others. Gastroenterology nurses treat patients and educate them on ways to manage their symptoms, and in emergency situations, may aid in surgery.

Preparation Path

  • GET YOUR NURSING DIPLOMA, ASN, OR BSN
  • PASS YOUR NCLEX AND BECOME AN RN
  • EARN YOUR CGRN CERTIFICATION

$70,000 - $110,000

Annual Salary Range

Typical Tasks

  • Performing gastrointestinal tests and x-rays
  • Developing a care plan and treatment
  • Working with nutritionists to develop eating plans for patients
  • Educating patients on the illness and prevention techniques
  • Assisting in surgeries

Education Requirements

Nursing diploma, ASN or BSN

Employment Settings

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Private physicians’ offices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Companies

Certification

RN, Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse (CGRN)