Pain Management Nurse

A Pain Management Nurse takes care of patients who are experiencing or are debilitated by chronic pain.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Average annual salary
Attributes
Higher Salary
Earn more by having advanced skills and responsibilities.
Managerial
Lead, guide and support other nurses so they can provide the best care.
Patient-facing
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
Your exceptional assessment skills and patience will help you find a pain management solution to help relieve patients’ symptoms.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do

Assistance

You’ll help doctors with pain management techniques.

Documentation

You’ll collect samples and keep a record of medical histories and symptoms.

Education

You’ll teach patients how to relieve pain in ways other than medication.

Treatment

You’ll administer intravenous, intramuscular or intrathecal medication.

Where you’ll work
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
How to become a Pain Management Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN and work as a Registered Nurse for two years.

03

Practice in a Pain Management role for 2,000 hours over three years.

04

Get Certified in Pain Management through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

05

You’re ready to work as a Pain Management Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Pain Management Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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