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Rheumatology Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

A Rheumatology Nurse helps people with rheumatic diseases like lupus, fibromyalgia, myositis, spondylitis rheumatoid arthritis, and Lyme disease. They perform duties like monitoring blood work, counseling patients, managing medication effectiveness. Rheumatology Nurses often work as patient educators, helping their patients find ways toward healthier lives and better living conditions.

Things You'll Do:

  • Monitor blood work
  • Pain management
  • Manage pain and effectiveness of medication

Your job characteristics:

  • Structured
  • Patient-facing

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
    More about becoming an RN ›
  • You can take continuing education classes available in rheumatology, but currently no certification for Rheumatology Nurses.
  • Become a
    Rheumatology Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Outpatient care clinics
    • Physician’s offices

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • This specialty is growing because of advances in rheumatological-related technology

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