NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :
• Minimum Education required
• Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
• Professional Organization
Transplant Nurse Transplant Nurses help patients donate and receive organs . They prepare living donors ( and their families ) for transplant procedures . Transplant Nurses also care for patients who receive organs from deceased donors . Transplant Nurses assist the medical team during surgery and work in post-operative care , monitoring patients for complications like organ rejection .
• ASN / ADN , BSN ( BSN Preferred )
• Transcultural Nurse certification exam
• Pass National Council Licensure Examination ( NCLEX-RN ). Get a few years of experience in crit ical care , intensive care , or medicalsurgical nursing before applying to take your certification exam for transplant nursing .
• CCTC , CCTN
• Hospitals ( acute care settings ), Ambulatory care centers
• International Transplant Nurses Society ( www . itns . org )
Trauma Nurse Trauma nursing is dedicated to providing optimal patient care across the continuum which includes injury prevention , pre-hospital care , acute care , rehabilitation , and reintegration into society . Trauma nurses routinely care for patients who demonstrate acute and complicated conditions that require a high level of skill and competence to treat . In addition to possessing in-depth clinical knowledge , trauma nurses are also often responsible for trauma quality and safety , trauma program management , research , and public health and education related to the prevention of violence and injury .
• RN , BSN
• ATCN , TCRN , TNCC
• For board certification , 2 years of experience in the specialty is recommended but not required .
• Hospitals , Trauma center
• Society of Trauma Nurses ( www . traumanurses . org )
• www . bcen . org / tcrn
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