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Telemetry Nursing

Learn More about Telemetry Nursing

A telemetry nurse monitors patient’s vital signs with an electrocardiogram or other life sign-measuring devices. They usually provide care to patients with gastrointestinal diseases, heart failure, diabetes, and other acute diagnoses.

Preparation Path

Earn your BSN

Pass your NCLEX and become an RN

Get 1,750 hours of experience in a progressive care unit

Pass your PCCN

Typical Tasks

  • Giving medication
  • Operating heart monitors and other life sign-measuring devices
  • Communicating with patients

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Clinical facilities

Annual Salary Range

$92,000 – $110,500


RN, Certified Progressive Care Nurse (PCCN)

Education Requirements


Prepared to get started on your goal of becoming a telemetry nurse?