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Infusion Nurse

RN Diploma, ASN or BSN

Infusion Nurses give patients medication and fluids via injection. They monitor patients, manage their tubing, maintain arterial catheters, and stay aware of potential drug complications. Infusion Nurses can be found working in a multitude of locations, including places like hospitals, long-term care centers, clinics, and home health agencies.

Things You'll Do:

  • Administer fluids, medication etc. through IV
  • Monitor patients IVs and medication
  • Attend to patients physical and psychosocial needs

Your job characteristics:

  • Structured
  • Patient-facing
  • Independent

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)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • Work at least 1,600 hours in an infusion-related field
  • Pass Your
    Certified Registered Nurse Infusion exam
  • Become a
    Certified Registered Infusion Nurse (CRNI)

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Home care
    • Ambulatory infusion center

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  • How Much You
    Can Make

      an average salary of

      $44K - $57K

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • 22% more jobs for Registered Nurses from 2008-2018
    • You will gain an intensive knowledge of pharmacology.

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