Burn ICU Nurse Career Guide

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A career as a Burn Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Registered Nurse (RN) is a challenging and rewarding path for healthcare professionals interested in providing critical care to burn patients. Burn ICU nurses play a crucial role in managing and supporting patients with severe burns, often collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Burn ICU RNs are


To become a Burn ICU RN, you must first complete a nursing program and earn a degree. This typically involves obtaining an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited institution.

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Related certifications

After completing your nursing degree, you'll need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam to become a licensed registered nurse. Gaining experience in critical care settings is valuable, as many burn ICU positions require previous experience in an intensive care unit.

State licenses process and requirements

All 50 states require state licensure to become a professional nurse. Review the step-by-step process to obtain or renew your RN license in each one.
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Burn ICU RNs should have a strong foundation in critical care nursing, including the ability to manage complex wounds, administer medications and handle emergency situations. Effective communication skills, empathy and the ability to provide emotional support are crucial when working with burn patients and their families.

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Burn ICU RNs assess patients' conditions, develop and implement care plans, administer medications, monitor vital signs and provide emotional support to patients and their families. They also collaborate with the healthcare team to ensure coordinated care.

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Burn ICU Nurse

The average salary for a Burn ICU Nurse is $2,145.99 per week.

Last updated on September 29, 2023. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Becoming a Burn ICU RN offers the chance to make a significant impact on patients' lives and contribute to their recovery from severe injuries. The demand for skilled critical care nurses is high, providing stable job opportunities.

However, the role comes with emotional and physical challenges. Working with burn patients can be emotionally taxing, and the fast-paced environment of the ICU

Burn ICU Nurse Jobs

View job details for Louisville, KYTravel ContractLouisville, KYTravel Nurse RN - Burn ICUCross Country Nurses$2,020/wk
Posted 4 days ago
View job details for Springfield, MOTravel ContractSpringfield, MOTravel Nurse RN - Burn ICUCross Country Nurses$1,785/wk
Posted 11 days ago
View job details for BAKERSFIELD, CATravel ContractBAKERSFIELD, CATravel Nurse RN - Burn ICUCorratel Healthcare$3,829/wkEstimated pay package
Posted 10 days ago
View job details for Bakersfield, CATravel ContractBakersfield, CATravel Nurse RN - Burn ICULanceSoft$3,610/wkEstimated pay package
Posted 9 days ago

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