Transplant Nurse

A Transplant Nurse cares for patients who are donating or receiving an organ or tissue through a transplant procedure.
Required Education
You’ll help prepare living donors, and patients who are receiving an organ, for their procedures, and assist doctors during transplant surgeries.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do


You’ll teach patients and donors about the risks associated with transplant surgery and how to look after themselves after being discharged.


You’ll dress wounds, administer medications, monitor patients’ vital signs after surgery, and watch out for infections and organ rejection.

Where you’ll work
  • Ambulatory surgical units
  • Hospitals
  • Organ transplant facilities
How to become a Transplant Nurse


Pass the NCLEX-RN .


Work as a Registered Nurse for two years, including 12 months of experience working with organ transplant patients.


Pass the Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse exam through the American Board for Transplant Certification.


You’re ready to work as a Transplant Nurse.

Notes on Nursing Podcast

1 Podcasts
  • Nephrology Nursing and Transplant Care With Nicole McCormick
    Nephrology nursing and advances in transplant care are the topics of this Get to Know Nurse episode. In this episode of Nursing Notes Live, I chat with nurse Nicole DeFeo McCormick, MS, MBA, APRN, NP-C, CCTC a nurse practitioner with the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. We talk about trends in nephrology and transplant...The post Nephrology Nursing and Transplant Care With Nicole McCormick appeared first on Nursing Notes Live.
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