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Toxicology Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

Toxicology Nurses care for people that have swallowed poisons or come into contact with hazardous toxins. They also treat people that have been bitten by snakes or stung by bees. As a Toxicology Nurse you’ll get the opportunity to care for children and help teach them to avoid poisonous and hazardous materials.

Things You'll Do:

  • Treat poisonous insect and animal bites
  • Public speaking about poisons and hazards
  • Develop treatment plans

Your job characteristics:

  • Fast-paced
  • Multifaceted
  • Patient-facing

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • Pass Your
    Poison Information Specialist certification exam
  • Become a
    A Certified Specialist in Poison Information (C-SPI)

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  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospital
    • Emergency room
    • Physician’s office

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