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Burn Care Nurse

A Burn Care Nurse treats patients who have been burned by fire, hot water, oil, chemicals or electricity.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Patient-facing
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll provide emotional support while helping your patients physically recover from their burns.
Nursing bag, medication, and signs cartoon graphic
What you’ll do

Education

You’ll teach families how to care for a patient’s burns and educate communities about burn prevention.

Treatment

You’ll stabilize burn victims, dress and care for their wounds, and give them medication.

Where you’ll work
  • Burn care units
  • Emergency rooms
  • Intensive care units
  • Trauma centers
How to become a Burn Care Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN.

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, and gain experience in an ICU or trauma center.

04

While there’s no specific Burn Care Nurse certification, you can specialize in related areas such as Advanced Burn Life Support.

05

You’re ready to work as a Burn Care Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Burn Care Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
Related Organizations
A Cardiac Care Nurse’s role is also patient-facing.
A Toxicology Nurse is another type of emergency nurse.
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