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Health Sciences

Acute Care Nurses

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock.

Salary Breakdown

Acute Care Nurses

Average

$67,490

ANNUAL

$32.45

HOURLY

Entry Level

$51,110

ANNUAL

$24.57

HOURLY

Mid Level

$65,000

ANNUAL

$31.25

HOURLY

Expert Level

$88,310

ANNUAL

$42.46

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Acute Care Nurses

77,260

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Acute Care Nurses

Degree Recommendations


 Vincennes University

 Ivy Tech Community College

 Ivy Tech Community College

 Ivy Tech Community College

 Ivy Tech Community College
 University of Saint Francis

 Purdue University West Lafayette




 University of Saint Francis

 Purdue University West Lafayette





Top Expected Tasks

Acute Care Nurses


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Acute Care Nurses

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Medicine and Dentistry

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

KNOWLEDGE

Psychology

SKILL

Monitoring

SKILL

Social Perceptiveness

SKILL

Service Orientation

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Active Listening

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Speech Clarity

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression


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