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Telemetry Nurse

A Telemetry or Progressive Care Nurse monitors patients with heart disease and other serious medical conditions using an electrocardiogram or other vital sign measuring device.


Telemetry Nurses are in demand due to the specialized knowledge required for this niche area of nursing.

Required education
Average annual salary
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.

You’ll work in an evolving area of Critical Care called Progressive Care, using technologies and therapies, such as electrocardiograms (ECGs), that were once limited to Critical Care units.

What you’ll do
What you’ll do


You’ll teach patients how to lead a healthy life and take care of their heart.


You’ll watch the EKG and other machines to make sure the patient remains in a stable condition.


You’ll administer medication, assist with surgery, and perform diagnostic tests for problems such as irregular heartbeat.

Where you’ll work
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient care centers
The benefits of being a Telemetry Nurse
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  • The benefits of being a Telemetry Nurse

    Hear why being a Telemetry Nurse is so worth all the hard work and dedication from Victoria, BSN, RN-BC.

How to become a Telemetry Nurse


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining at least 1,750 hours in a Progressive Care.


Pass your Progressive Care Nurse Certification through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.


You’re ready to work as a Telemetry Nurse.

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