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Telemetry Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

A Telemetry Nurse monitors patient’s vital signs with an electrocardiogram or other life sign-measuring device. They usually provide care to patients with gastrointestinal diseases, heart failure, diabetes, and other acute diagnoses. Most often they work in hospitals or other clinical facilities.

Things You'll Do:

  • Give medication
  • Operate heart monitors and other life sign devices
  • Communicate with patients

Your job characteristics:

  • Structured
  • Patient-facing
  • Independent

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    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.
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  • Get 1,750 hours of experience in a Progressive Care Unit, 875 of those hours will need to be completed within a year of your exam
  • Pass Your
    Progressive Care Nurse certification exam
  • Become a
    Certified Progressive Care Nurse (PCCN)

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Outpatient facilities

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • As a Telemetry Nurse, you’ll be specialized in Progressive Care, which is an evolving area of critical care. Beyond basic cardiac telemetry, you’ll work with technologies and therapies that were once limited to critical care units.

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