Special Procedures Nurse Career Guide

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A Special Procedures RN plays a critical role in providing specialized care and support to patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in various medical settings. These nurses are skilled in assisting physicians and other medical professionals during procedures such as angiography, endoscopy and interventional radiology.

Essential Job Functions:

Special Procedures Registered Nurses (RNs) are responsible for preparing patients for procedures,


To become a Special Procedures RN, candidates need to complete a nursing program and obtain an RN license. This typically requires completing a diploma, associate degree (ADN) or bachelor's degree (BSN) in nursing from an accredited institution.

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Related certifications

Special Procedures RNs typically have experience in critical care, operating room, or emergency department settings. They often have additional training and certifications related to special procedures, such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications.

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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Staff and Travel Special Procedures RNs require a combination of technical and interpersonal skills. They must have a strong understanding of diagnostic and interventional procedures, be proficient in using specialized equipment and have excellent critical thinking and communication skills.

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The primary responsibility of a Special Procedures RN is to ensure the safety and well-being of patients undergoing procedures. This includes assessing patients' medical histories, explaining procedures to patients, monitoring patients' conditions during procedures and providing post-procedure care and instructions.

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Special Procedures Nurse

The average salary for a Special Procedures Nurse is $2,602.01 per week.

Last updated on September 26, 2023. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Becoming a Special Procedures RN offers several benefits. These nurses play a crucial role in helping patients receive accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. The role can be financially rewarding, and the specialized skills acquired can open up opportunities for career advancement.

However, there are challenges to consider. Special Procedures RNs often work in fast-paced and high-stress environments, and they may need

Special Procedures Nurse Jobs

View job details for San Francisco, CATravel ContractSan Francisco, CATravel Nurse RN - Special ProceduresSupplemental Health Care$3,099/wkEstimated pay package
Posted 6 days ago
View job details for Corona, CATravel ContractCorona, CATravel Nurse RN - Special ProceduresSupplemental Health Care$2,971/wkEstimated pay package
Posted 6 days ago
View job details for Rochester, NYTravel ContractRochester, NYTravel Nurse RN - Special ProceduresSupplemental Health Care$2,896/wk
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View job details for Akron, OHTravel ContractAkron, OHTravel Nurse RN - Special ProceduresSupplemental Health Care$2,882/wk
Posted 5 days ago

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