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Transplant Nursing

Learn How to Become a Transplant Nurse

Transplant nurses 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.

Preparation Path

Earn your BSN

Become an RN

Get your Basic Life Support Certification and Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse Certification

Typical Tasks

  • Taking medical histories
  • Ordering lab tests to confirm an organ match
  • Clearing patients and donors for surgery
  • Monitoring patients’ vital signs after surgery

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Transplant facilities

Annual Salary Range

$58,000 – $91,500


RN, Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN)

Education Requirements


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