Urology Nursing

How to Become a Urology Nurse

Urology nurses care for patients with urinary tract problems such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, cancers, prostatitis or other specific conditions. Urology nurses perform initial evaluations of symptoms, assist doctors with diagnostic and treatment procedures, and provide expert patient education and counseling services. Many urology nurses are trained to provide checkups and care for certain common conditions without having to consult with physicians first.

Preparation Path

  • EARN YOUR NURSING DIPLOMA, ASN, OR BSN
  • PASS YOUR NCLEX
  • BEGIN WORK AS AN RN
  • WORK AS A UROLOGICAL NURSE FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR
  • BECOME A CERTIFIED UROLOGICAL REGISTERED NURSE

$40,000 - $60,000

Annual Salary Range

Typical Tasks

  • Identifying and treating kidney/renal stones or other urological conditions
  • Interpreting diagnostic studies
  • Administering medications
  • Advising/educating patients

Education Requirements

Nursing Diploma, ASN, or BSN

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private pactices

Certification

RN, Certified Urological Registered Nurse (CURN)