Intensive Care Unit Nurse
What Does A Intensive Care Unit Nurse Do?
A nurse on an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a hospital takes care of critically ill patients who may require close monitoring. Some of these patients require very specialized equipment for their care.
How Do I Become A Intensive Care Unit Nurse?
Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing is required to obtain these positions. Some hospital positions may require nurses to have a bachelor’s degree.
What is the Average Salary For A Intensive Care Unit Nurse?
High – 102,000
Median – 73,000
Low – 40,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Intensive Care Unit Nurse?
- Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
What Is The Work Environment For A Intensive Care Unit Nurse?
Nurses typically work in hospitals, doctor’s offices, residential care facilities, schools, and in home healthcare. Because many healthcare facilities are open around the clock, nurses may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, or any combination of these. In addition, this can be a physically demanding job. Nurses may be required to lift or move patients, and they may also spend most of the day on their feet.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Intensive Care Unit Nurse?
The job outlook for nurses (in general) looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada