The specialty of infusion nursing is high on the list of specialties in demand and expected to grow by double digits from now until 2022. This article from Scrubs magazine reported the salary for an infusion therapy nurse was $79,139 in 2015. Click here to read the entire article.
This current high demand and project growth means that more nurses will need to expand their knowledge and skills in infusion therapy. We have been offering online continuing education courses in this specialty for many years and plan to continue this program for many years to come.
We are currently in the process of making an in-depth assessment of our program and need to hear your thoughts. Currently we are working on updating the basic courses to incorporate the 2016 INS Standards of Practice. This includes Peripheral IV Therapy and Central Vascular Access Devices. We also offer 5 advanced courses but I am certain there are other topics that can and should be covered.
Additionally, more patient care, including infusion therapy, is being shifted from the hospital into alternative sites such as skilled nursing facilities and ambulatory clinics. Even if you don’t think of yourself as an infusion nurse, you still need the most recent information and highest level of skills if you are responsible for safe delivery of any type of infusion therapy.
Please help us meet your needs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or replying in the comment section with your thoughts and ideas
Author: Lynn Hadaway
Lynn Hadaway has more than 35 years experience in infusion nursing and adult education. Her experience comes from multiple acute care settings, healthcare manufacturing, continuing professional education.