The Certified Registered Nurse Infusion certification indicates the nurse has achieved a specialized level of practice in providing infusion therapy to patients. Infusion Nurses work in collaboration with many specialists to appropriately and safely administer intravenous medications to patients suffering from a broad spectrum of illnesses.
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In order to take the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion exam, the applicant must be a licensed Registered Nurse.
This specialized certification is available to both Bachelor’s Degree and 2-year degree RNs.
At least 1,600 hours of employment should be completed in the field of Infusion Nursing within the past 2 years.
The Certified Registered Nurse Infusion exam is offered throughout the year at specified testing centers throughout the United States.
The fee to take the exam is $285 for members of the Infusion Nurse Society (INS) and $410 for nonmembers. The fee to join the INS and take the exam is $375.
The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions that test the RN’s knowledge on all aspects of Infusion Nursing.
Approximately one-fifth of the exam consists of questions pertaining to the technical aspects of infusion therapy.
The remainder of the exam is divided between considerations with administering specific medications, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, infection control, and pharmacology.
The Certified Registered Nurse Infusion certification is valid for 3 years. At the end of that time period, the licensed Registered Nurse has the option of recertifying. At least 1,000 hours of employment in Infusion Nursing is required or the RN can retake the exam to maintain certification.
The fee for recertifying is $150 if the minimum hours of employment are acquired. If the RN wishes to retake the exam to recertify, the cost is $435 for INS members and $585 for nonmembers. To join INS and take the recertification exam, the cost is $525.
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