Telemetry Nursing

Your Telemetry Nursing Career

Become a specialist in your field as a telemetry nurse. With increasingly high demand and dedication to innovation, you’ll work to keep high-risk patients safe each day. Find telemetry nurse jobs with competitive pay, benefits, and growth opportunities with CareerStaff.

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What is a Telemetry Nurse?

As a telemetry nurse, you’ll be responsible for monitoring cardiac patients. You’ll become a specialist in identifying irregular heart rhythms and vital signs. In this patient-facing role, you’ll use your knowledge of cardiac conditions, emergency response, and medical technology to stabilize your telemetry nursing patients. You can find telemetry nurse jobs in hospitals, clinics, or outpatient care centers.

What do Telemetry Nurses do?

  • Evaluate and respond to cardiac patients’ vitals.
  • Communicate with the patient’s care team and update them on any changes.
  • Stay up-to-date on current telemetry nursing technology to effectively monitor and administer EKGs, ECGs, dialysis machines, and other instruments.
  • Educate the patient on effective ways to manage their heart health.

Telemetry Nursing F.A.Q.

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How do I become telemetry nurse?

To enter the fulfilling field of telemetry nursing, you’ll need to earn:
1. An associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN).
2. Pass the NCLEX-RN to become a registered nurse.
3. Gain at least 1,750 practice hours working as a registered nurse in progressive care.
Most telemetry nursing skills are learned on the job. However, you can increase your skills, knowledge, and opportunities by gaining relevant certifications.

How much does a telemetry nurse make?

According to, the average telemetry nurse salary in the U.S. is $94,836, as of May 2023. This can range from $85,000-$106,000 depending on your location, education, certifications, and experience.
Telemetry nurse jobs are in high demand. Gaining specialized knowledge in cardiac health and medical technology can help expand your career opportunities.

What is the difference between telemetry and med surg nurses?

Med surg and telemetry nurse jobs may sound similar, but they have a few key differences:
● Med surg nurses assist patients preparing for or recovering from surgery. Like telemetry nurses, they assess vital signs.
● Telemetry nurses help treat high-risk patients, typically those with a history or symptoms of a heart condition. Telemetry nursing utilizes more advanced machinery and technology to monitor the patient’s vitals.

What skills and certifications do you need in telemetry?

Once you obtain your license as a registered nurse, you’ll want to gain experience in progressive care. Start specializing your knowledge and stand out as you apply for telemetry nurse jobs by earning certifications such as:
● Acute/Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN)
● Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN)
● Cardiac Medicine Certification (CMC)

What types of nurses work in telemetry?

Telemetry nursing is fast-paced, structured, and focused. These types of nurses are problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and cardiac specialists. They’re always learning and adapting to the latest technology. They use their attention to detail, organization, and communication skills to protect their patients.

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Take Your Career to New Places with a Travel Nursing Assignment

Nurses who are open to telemetry travel nurse jobs can choose from assignments across the United States! At CareerStaff, we offer our travelers opportunities from coast to coast, along with great benefits including stipends for housing and travel. Learn more about traveling with CareerStaff here.