Celebrating the Cardiac Nurse During Cardiovascular Pros Week

So Valentine’s Day falls in the same week as Cardiovascular (CV) Pros Week. Cardiovascular Pros Week was designated to celebrate the efforts of ❤️️ healthcare professionals – doctors, technologists, therapists, nurses, etc. But given the circumstances – ya know, we staff travel nurses 😊 – it’s only right we talk about our nurses who are acknowledged along with these other CV pros.

What cardiac nurses do:

You can find cardiac nurses in the cardiology unit, cardiovascular interventional units, and cardiothoracic surgical units. But what exactly does a cardiac nurse do? As their name suggests, these are human heart experts.

Most cardiovascular clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) work in hospitals. They care for critically ill patients, as well as patients recovering from cardiac procedures such as bypass, angioplasty, or pacemaker surgery.

The services of these cardiac nurses can extend to the home, too. Recovering patients are usually tasked with following new dietary or workout 💪regiment. A cardiac nurse can help ensure everything is happening as it should.

This includes monitoring and evaluating heart devices (e.g. pacemakers, defibs, etc.), and performing and evaluating various cardiac tests. Of course, as a nurse, they also have to educate patients (and often the patient’s family) on how to maintain their cardiac health.

We need more cardiac nurses:

Demand for cardiac nurses will fluctuate depending on a facility’s location, but the reality is there’s a national nursing shortage. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016-17), demand for cardiac nurse specialists is expected to grow 16 percent through 2024, which is much faster than average.📈

There’s plenty incentive to become a cardiac nurse. Emergency cardiac nurses who work in ambulatory settings or in emergency room earn an average of $72,000 per year, but compensation will vary by facility, setting and experience. Of course, traveling cardiac nurses stand to earn even more. 💰💰💰

Cardiac nurses who want to learn more about traveling should definitely click here!

What’s So Different About Next Travel Nursing?

Wikipedia says there are over 300 travel nursing companies in America alone and you probably couldn’t tell most of them apart. You see a lot of the same jobs, same pay rates, even similar benefits. So, when we say we’re different at Next Travel Nursing, you’re probably like 🙄.

But we are different, and we prove it from the very beginning. When you sign up with Next, we don’t just forward you onto the next recruiter in line. You pick your recruiter.

And we try to make that decision easier, too. Recruiters at Next recruit by specialty. That means you’ll be working with someone who really gets you! A lot of agencies present their recruiters as “career advocates” or “coaches,” but if they don’t really get what you’re doing, how can they help you?


Relationships are at the heart of everything we do at Next. We don’t speak travel nursing agency. We speak your language. Nurses don’t have enough ⏰ in the day and we recognize that. So, we try to save time by cutting the 💩 and keeping it 💯.

It’s 2017. Nursing is changing every day and it’s about time the agencies recruiting them did the same. Don’t just cast your name into a company form online – partner with someone who is only working with other nurses like you.

Click here to browse Next recruiters and see for yourself. Ready for what comes Next?