Transplant Surgery Nurse Career Guide

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A Transplant Surgery Registered Nurse (RN) is a specialized healthcare professional who plays a critical role in the care and management of patients undergoing organ transplant surgeries. These dedicated nurses provide essential support before, during and after transplantation procedures, ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients.

Essential Job Functions:

Transplant Surgery RNs collaborate closely with surgical teams, assisting in organ


To become a Transplant Surgery RN, individuals must first complete a nursing education program, which typically includes earning 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 their nursing education, aspiring Transplant Surgery RNs must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to obtain RN licensure. Many employers prefer candidates with experience in critical care or surgical nursing.

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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Transplant Surgery RNs require a diverse skill set that includes exceptional critical thinking, communication and multitasking abilities. They must be adept at handling complex medical equipment, administering medications and managing patients' physical and emotional needs.

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Transplant Surgery RNs are responsible for pre-operative patient assessments, assisting during surgery, monitoring patients in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), providing wound care, managing pain, administering immunosuppressive medications and educating patients and families about post-transplant care.

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Transplant Surgery Nurse

The average salary for a Transplant Surgery Nurse is $2,984.75 per week.

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

Pros & Cons

Becoming a Transplant Surgery RN offers numerous rewards. These nurses have the opportunity to be part of life-saving procedures, witness incredible recoveries and provide meaningful support to patients and their families during a challenging time. The demand for transplant nurses is expected to grow due to advancements in transplant technology and an aging population.

However, the role comes with challenges. Transplant

Transplant Surgery Nurse Jobs

View job details for Madison, WITravel ContractMadison, WITravel Nurse RN - Transplant SurgeryPlanet Healthcare$2,970/wk
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View job details for Indianapolis, INTravel ContractIndianapolis, INTravel Nurse RN - Transplant SurgeryIDR Healthcare$2,716/wk
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View job details for Madison, WITravel ContractMadison, WITravel Nurse RN - Transplant SurgeryAnders Group$3,023/wk
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View job details for Medical City Fort WorthStaff PositionMedical City Fort WorthRegistered Nurse (RN) - Transplant SurgeryFort Worth, TX$33-49/hr

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