Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Wound Care Nurse is $30.56
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Wound Care Nurses?
An entry-level Wound Care Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $29.16 based on 112 salaries. An early career Wound Care Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.63 based on 1,688 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Wound Care Nurses Do?
Wound care nurses work in hospitals and other medical facilities, or for an agency to treat patients at home, and must be licensed and meet all education requirements. They must ensure that the rooms in which they treat patients and all instruments and materials are clean and organized, and must demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care for all patients. They must also document progress in their patients' medical records and report all concerns to their …Read more
- Examine patients and wounds, obtaining health history and ordering testing if merited.
- Apply and remove dressings, clean wounds and interpret test results.
- Document patient interactions, discharge summaries, orders and other data.
- Develop and explain treatment plans, including medications and discharge plans.