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Gastroenterology Nursing

Learn How to Become a Gastroenterology Nurse

Gastroenterology nurses, or endoscopy nurses, work to diagnose and treat digestive system and gastrointestinal tract disorders. They perform tests to detect gastrointestinal ailments, such as endoscopies and colonoscopies. Gastroenterology nurses treat patients and educate them on ways to manage their symptoms, and, in emergency situations, may aid in surgery.

Preparation Path

Attain a BSN

Pass the NCLEX and become an RN

Earn CGRN certification

Typical Tasks

  • Performing gastrointestinal tests and x-rays
  • Developing a care plan and treatment
  • Working with nutritionists to develop eating plans for patients
  • Educating patients on the illness and prevention techniques
  • Assisting in surgeries

Employment Settings

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Private physicians’ offices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Companies

Annual Salary Range

$79,284 – $100,000


RN, Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse (CGRN)

Education Requirements


Ready to take the first step to become a gastroenterology nurse?