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Earning an ASN for a Career as a Cardiac Care Nurse

ASN BSN Cardiac Care Nurse

Cardiac Care nurses work to treat patients who suffer from heart disease and other cardiac conditions.  In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death each year.  If you are interested in becoming a cardiac care nurse, you may first want to consider your education. 

You may either go to school for your Associate of Science in Nursing or your Bachelor of Science in Nursing, both degree programs can further your journey to becoming a cardiac care nurse.  Most nursing programs want you to have a well-rounded experience, so you may be in a program that combines classroom training with field experience.

ASN and Cardiac Care Nurse Education

After graduating a nursing program, it is expected that you obtain your license by passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).  Because nursing programs are usually broader, after obtaining you licensure, you may want to consider enrolling in a cardiac training program that could be more focused on your specialty.  To become a nurse, although education may vary, most states require that one holds a 2-year degree or a nursing diploma in order to take the NCLEX-RN.

Salary for ASN and Cardiac Care Nurse

According to, in 2014, the average salary for a cardiac care nurse was around $60,900.  This figure is for the average cardiac care nurse; the lowest paid cardiac care nurses in 2014 earned roughly $36,200 or less, and the highest paid cardiac care nurses in 2014 earned roughly $120,000 or more.  These salaries may vary depending on education, experience, and geographic location.

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