The best path to becoming a Pain Management Nurse will take approximately 8-10 years of education. Starting out in a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing program is the preferred beginnings. From there, you’ll need to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Once you pass that exam, you’ll be a licensed Registered Nurse.
How long does it take to become a pain management nurse?
Your next move is to earn your Master’s of Science Nursing which should take between 2-4 years depending on whether you go full or part time. Then you’re ready to get your doctorate in nursing science. These are the requirements needed to become a Pain Management Nurse, which is a sub-specialty of nursing.
To get certified in pain management, you must have a minimum of two years experience as a Registered Nurse. You also need 2,000 hours of pain management experience and 30 hours of continuing education in nursing. Half of those hours must be specific to pain management. Optional certifications for Pain Management Nurses are Pain Management Certification Exam, and Pain Management Nurse Credential