Urology nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in caring for patients with urinary tract problems in a hospital, urology clinic, or private doctor’s office. Urologic nursing sub-specialties include urodynamics, biofeedback, endourology, sexual health, urooncology and continence.
Urology nurses provide nursing care to patients with urinary tract conditions, kidney disorders, and problems related to the male reproduction organs, such as cancer, kidney and bladder stones, and infections.
Urology Nurse Duties
-performs initial evaluations of symptoms
-assists doctors with diagnostic and treatment procedures
-document observations and procedures in the patient’s medical chart.
-provide patient education, and teach preventive care
-perform checkups and routine screenings
Most urology nurses gain professional Certified Urologic Registered Nurse (CURN) certification from the Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates. Certification requirements include a current RN license, at least 1 year of urology experience, and passing a written examination. Urology nurses must complete regular continuing education to maintain their licenses and certifications.
Job prospects should be excellent for urology nurses that have extensive experience and professional certification. Many job openings will arise from the need to replace urology nurses that retire, transfer, or leave the field for other reasons.
Urology Nurse Salary:
The salary range is the same as for registered nurses, although some hospitals pay a bonus for advanced certification. The average annual salary for urology nurses is $48,000; average annul urology nurse salaries vary greatly on location, employer, education, experience, and benefits.
Urology Nurse Median Hourly Rate:
-Physician’s Office / Private Practice: $22.64
-Ambulatory Care / Surgery Center: $33.00
-Urology Medical Services: $22.64
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