Medical-Surgical (Med-Surg) nurses work in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health care, and nursing homes. Some Med-Surg nurses work as educators or in administration. Generally, Med-Surg nurses thrive in fast-paced environments with a high turnover of patients. These nurses provide direct patient care and are organized and able to shift priorities frequently depending on the condition of their patient. Looking for a new role? Find your perfect Med-Surg travel nurse job today.
Med-Surg nurses have many job responsibilities. Some include assessing and treating patients after surgery, administering medications, providing wound care, educating patients on disease management, and admitting or discharging patients. Med-Surg nurses work on general Med-Surg floors or specialize in pediatrics, oncology, or other sub-specialties. There is a multitude of opportunities for Med-Surg nurses. These nurses can be Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses/Licensed Vocational Nurses. The average annual salary in the United States for a Med-Surg nurse is $100,000. Salaries can vary depending on location, experience, and certifications.