The Career Path to Become a Transplant Nurse
Transplant nurses help patients donate and receive organs. They prepare living donors for transplant procedures and inform them on any risks involved in the donation. Living donors are people who volunteer to donate organs and tissues like bone marrow, a kidney or even a portion of their liver. Transplant nurses also care for patients who receive essential organs, such as a heart or lungs, from deceased donors. As a transplant nurse, you can assist the medical team during surgery and work in post-operative care, monitoring patients for complications like organ rejection.
$64,000 - $93,000
Annual Salary Range
Nursing Diploma, ASN, or BSN
RN, Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN)