Wound Care Nursing
How to Become a Wound Care Nurse
Wound nurses care for patients with wounds caused by medical treatments, diseases, or injuries. They also provide post-surgery treatment and care for patients with ostomies, which are surgical openings that allow for the elimination of bodily waste. Wound nurses often work with a healthcare team, assessing patients, managing wounds, alleviating pain and monitoring healing. In addition to providing direct care, Certified Wound Care Nurses educate patients, caretakers and other medical professionals on the management and prevention of wounds.
$44,000 - $95,000
Annual Salary Range
Nursing Diploma, ASN, or BSN
RN, plus Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Certification