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What You Don’t Know About Vascular Nurses (And Why That Should Change)


2. No Graduate Degree Required

To get into vascular nursing, you probably won’t need to go back to school. Once you have your nursing license, getting in as much related work experience as possible is the best way to prepare for transitioning into vascular nursing. If you can, get a position that offers plenty of cardiovascular-related experience. Not only will this help you gain relevant knowledge that will help you function effectively as a vascular nurse, it will make your application stand out in the eyes of potential employers.


3. Direct, Lasting Impact on Patients

Since vascular nurses work with plenty of patients who have chronic, painful conditions, they have the ability to provide hands-on care and actually see how it improves their patients’ lives. Not only are vascular nurses able to relieve their patients’ pain and improve their functional abilities, they can help patients prevent serious complications, including amputation and stroke, by providing education concerning healthy lifestyle choices. If you like the thought of helping your patients in a direct, meaningful manner and being able to see the impact of this help on their lives over time, vascular nursing is definitely a nursing specialty you should consider.


What do you think about a career in vascular nursing? Do you have any professional experience with this specialty or know someone who does? If so, please share your impressions of vascular nursing with our readers in a comment below and help your fellow nurses learn more about what a career in vascular nursing is like!

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