A Pulmonary Nurse, also known as a Respiratory Nurse, cares for patients with lung and respiratory system complications like asthma, tuberculosis, or lung cancer. They usually work in hospitals, more than likely in critical care units, but can also be found in patients’ homes or residential care facilities. Some Pulmonary Nurses also focus on prevention education, letting patients and families know how important it is to exercise and avoid risk-raising activities like smoking.
Things You'll Do:
- Assist with pain management
- Work with tuberculosis and asthma sufferers
- Educate patients and families
Your job characteristics:
Get YourNursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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Work 1,750 hours with acutely, or critically, ill patients.
Pass YourCertified critical care exam
Become aA Certified Pulmonary Function Technician (CPFT)
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