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

Annual Salary Range
$58,000 – 91,500

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


RN, Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse (CCTN)

Education Requirements


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