Telemetry Nursing

Learn More about Telemetry Nursing

A telemetry nurse monitors a patient’s vital signs with an electrocardiogram or other life sign-measuring devices. They usually provide care to patients with gastrointestinal diseases, heart failure, diabetes, and other acute diagnoses.


Preparation Path

  • Earn your BSN
  • Pass your NCLEX and become an RN
  • Get 1,750 hours of experience in a progressive care unit
  • Pass your PCCN

Annual Salary Range
$92,000 – 110,500


Typical Tasks

  • Giving medication
  • Operating heart monitors and other life sign-measuring devices
  • Communicating with patients

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Clinical facilities

Certification

RN, Certified Progressive Care Nurse (PCCN)


Education Requirements

BSN


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