Transplant Coordinator - which degree?

  1. Hello,

    I'm just starting out and would appreciate any information any transplant coordinators/NPs might have.

    I'm interesting in eventually becoming an organ transplant coordinator. I would like to take care of the patients post-transplant for their follow-up care.

    I have a few questions:

    1. From what I've seen, it seems the majority of these types of coordinators are all NPs. Can you become a transplant coordinator with just a BSN? Or does the prescribing of medications make it standard to only have NPs in that role?

    If you only have a BSN, what other coordinating roles are possible (if any)?

    2. If you have a MSN in Case Management and not NP, would you still be hireable for this type of position?

    Just a FYI: I live in major metro area so I know requirements may vary depending on where one lives.

    Thanks!
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