Transplant nurse anyone?

  1. Hello there,
    I see we don't have a specific sub-forum for transplant nursing here at allnurses. Just wondering, anyone out there working as a transplant nurse?

    What do you do on the average day?
    Do you work with adult and pediatric patients?
    Are you happy with your job (generally speaking)?

    I'm considering applying for a transplant nursing position at a major research/medical center. It's a solid organ transplant position working with adults and peds. Seems like a good field that would lead to a lot of interesting opportunities to learn, grow and advance.

    Just looking for some insight from someone with experience.

    Thanks much!
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  3. by   TazziRN
    Not a transplant nurse but a living donor, relative of the recipient, and the relative of a cadaver donor. Transplant nurses rock!!!!
  4. by   meandragonbrett
    Transplant units are a great (and sometimes sad) place to work. The patient population often times is one of the most appreciative there is and a lot of time some of the sickest in the hospital. You should venture there if you are interest. So many new and interesting things are to be learned there.
  5. by   Almabella
    The above to posts are encouraging, but I'm really looking for feedback from someone who has worked as an RN on a transplant unit.

    Of all the people who visit this site, no one has worked on a transplant unit?

    I'm just trying to get a better sense of what it's like...