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
Managerial
Patient-facing
Structured
Varied
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.

A Rural Nurse’s role is also managerial.
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