Female therapist adjusting oxygen mask before patient's treatment

Hyperbaric Nursing

Here’s What You Need to Know about Becoming a Hyperbaric Nurse

Hyperbaric nurses provide care and services to patients requiring hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or the medical use of high levels of oxygen. Hyperbaric chambers treat illnesses where the body needs more oxygen than it would normally metabolize (such as carbon monoxide poisoning). This treatment can help diabetic foot ulcers, compromised skin flaps, and other wounds.

Preparation Path

Attain a BSN

Pass the NCLEX and become an RN

Gain at least one year of hyperbaric nursing experience

Earn Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN) and other certifications as desired

Typical Tasks

  • Performing daily assessments
  • Operating the oxygen chambers
  • Monitoring patients during treatment
  • Explaining the treatment steps

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient centers

Annual Salary Range

$46,693 – $59,861


RN, Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN), Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN), Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse Clinician (CHRNC)

Education Requirements


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Interested in taking the next step toward becoming a hyperbaric nurse?