ADN or BSN
Average Annual Salary
React and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions.
Earn more by having advanced skills and responsibilities.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll thrive on working in a challenging, fast-paced environment where every case is different. You’ll multi-task and make split-second decisions that’ll save lives.
What you’ll do
You’ll constantly increase your knowledge through hands-on experience and continuing education.
You’ll assess patients and coordinate their care with other members of their medical team under the supervision of a manager or charge nurse.
Where you’ll work
- Inpatient clinics
- Outpatient clinics
- Nursing homes
- Surgical centers
- Patients’ homes
How to become a Medical-Surgical Nurse
Work as a Registered Nurse for two years or spend 2,000 hours in Medical-Surgical.
Pass your Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse exam through the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board.
You’re ready to work as a Medical Surgical Nurse.
Join an Organization
Become a member of a Medical-Surgical Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.