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Infusion Nurse

An Infusion Nurse administers medication and fluids through an intravenous (IV) line, ventral line or venous access port.
Required education
ADN or BSN
ATTRIBUTES
Independent
Work on your own or even start your own practice.
Patient-facing
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll be skilled in pharmacology, laboratory tests, and telemetry, and bring a steady hand and lots of patience to monitor patients through infusion therapy.
Nursing bag, medication, and signs cartoon graphic
What you’ll do

Education

You’ll teach intravenous access and periphery central line insertion, and you’ll educate patients and their families on site, tubing and catheter management.

Infusions

You’ll perform blood transfusions, antibiotic infusions, steroid infusions, electrolyte infusions, vitamin infusions and more.

Treatment

You’ll administer medications and fluid therapy, monitor patients IV and medications and develop care plans.

Assessment

You’ll prevent and control infection by keeping a close eye on the insertion area.

Where you’ll work
  • Ambulatory infusions centers
  • Hospitals
  • Infusion centers
  • Long-term care centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Patients’ homes
How to become an Infusion Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN.

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining at least 1,600 hours in an infusion-related field.

04

Pass your Certified Registered Nurse Infusion exam through the Infusion Nurses Society.

05

You’re ready to work as an Infusion Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of an Infusion Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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