ADN or BSN
React and make decisions quickly in demanding conditions.
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
In addition to treating patients, you’ll spend time educating people on how to avoid toxins and other dangerous materials.
What you’ll do
Your role may include working with poison control hotlines.
You’ll treat poisonous insect and animal bites and stings and develop treatment plans for patients.
Where you’ll work
- Doctors’ offices
- Emergency rooms
How to become a Toxicology Nurse
Work as a Registered Nurse.
Gain two years’ experience in the emergency room or intensive care units and Toxicology Nursing.
Pass your Poison Information Specialist Certification exam through the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
You’re ready to work as a Toxicology Nurse.
Join an Organization
Become a member of a Toxicology Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.