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Gastroenterology Nursing


Gastroenterology Nurses are also known as endoscopy nurses. They diagnose and treat patients experiencing problems with their digestive system and gastrointestinal tract. They also teach patients how to manage their symptoms in their daily life. In the case of extreme conditions, Gastroenterology Nurses will assist physicians in surgery.

Things You'll Do:

  • Diagnose conditions like cancer and reflux
  • Work with nutritionists
  • Assist home care specialists
  • Research

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Structured
  • Patient-facing

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • You’ll need to work at least 36 months as a Registered Nurse in gastroenterology, including 18 months of clinical experience.
  • Pass Your
    National Nurses Licensing Exam
  • Pass Your
    Certified Gastroenterology Specialty Nurse exam (CGSN)
  • Become a
    Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse (CGRN)

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Physicians’ offices
    • Outpatient care centers

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  • How Much You
    Can Make

      an average salary of

      $63K - $85K

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • 48% more jobs for these nurses in private practices

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