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CVICU Requirements and Duties

Stability CVICU Nurses receive some of the highest paying assignments due to the advanced training and required experience for this field.

Nurses working in the cardiovascular intensive care unit provide care for patients recovering from open-heart surgery and heart transplants. CVICU Nurses observe changes, perform diagnostics tests, analyze charts, and record medical histories of patients.

Also known as: Coronary Care/Cardiac Care (CCU)

Requirements

  • Active BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association
  • Active professional license within the state of practice
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) credentials are recommended and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
  • Other specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
  • CVICU experience in a hospital setting
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an RN