Gastroenterology Nurse

A Gastroenterology or Endoscopy Nurse works with patients who have illnesses or disorders related to the digestive system or gastrointestinal tract.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Independent
Out of hospital
Patient-facing
Structured
Varied
You’ll work with nutritionists and home care specialists, and you’ll assist doctors during conscious sedation and procedures such as colonoscopies.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Collaboration

You’ll liaise with other medical staff to make sure patients receive the best possible care.

Education

You’ll teach patients on how to control their symptoms through diet.

Treatment

You’ll help patients control their pain.

Where you’ll work
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private practices
  • Surgery centers
How to become a Gastroenterology Nurse

01

Get an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN.

03

Work as a Registered Nurse in gastroenterology for at least two years.

04

Pass the Certified Gastroenterology Specialty Nurse exam through the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses.

05

You’re ready to work as a Gastroenterology Nurse.

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