Cardiac Care Nurses are in high demand because heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Over 92 million Americans suffer from some type of heart condition.
You’ll examine patients, perform stress test evaluations, monitor heart activity and electrocardiograms.
You’ll teach patients and their families about diseases, processes, treatments and the best ways to stay healthy.
You’ll administer medication, monitor pain, and insert and remove IVs.
Home health agencies
Your own practice
Work as a Registered Nurse two years.
Gaining at least 2,000 hours of experience and 30 hours of continuing education in Cardiovascular Nursing.
Get your Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
You may also be required to be certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
You’re ready to work as Cardiac Care Nurse.
Notes on Nursing Podcast
Caring for Our Most Vulnerable Infant Cardiac Patients with Lori EricksonWe chat with Lori Erickson, MSN, CPNP-PC, the clinical manager for the CHAMP® (Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program) at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri in this episode. Lori and other nurses involved with the CHAMP program are dedicated to saving lives of babies born with single ventricle heart disease who are in the critical period between surgery stages.2018-03-01T17:29:07Z