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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
Work on your own or even start your own practice.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
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.
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What you’ll do


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


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


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


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


Pass the NCLEX-RN.


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


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


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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Linda Ankrom MSN, MHA, RN, is an infusion nurse in Pittsburgh, Pa., who still lights up about her chosen specialty after nearly 20 years as a practicing nurse. Read on to learn what she enjoys about this increasingly popular nursing specialty.
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Group of smiling nurses in scrubs holding folders
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