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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Infusion Nurse An infusion nurse ’ s responsibilities include placing peripheral and central IV catheters for administration of medications / solutions ; monitor patient for signs of complications from the infusion or the IV device ; and provide care and management of IV devices . Infusion therapy is delivered in all practice settings , from hospital to home , and in all patient populations from the neonate to older adult . Skilled , competent infusion nurses will be vital in providing safe infusion patient care .
• RN , ASN / ADN ,
• Certified Registered Nurse Infusion exam
• 1,600 hours in related field
CRNI
• Hospital ( acute care settings ), Continuing care ( i . e ., long-term and assisted living centers ), out-patient surgery centers , medical / physician offices , retail clinics , home infusion
• Infusion Nurses Society ( www . ins1 . org )
• Resources : http :// bit . ly / 2jqFExr
Labor and Delivery Nurse On the front lines of bringing new people into the world , these nurses care for mothers and their babies through the labor process and childbirth . They monitor the mother and child — both pre- and post-labor — and assist in the birth as well as in breastfeeding and caring for both postpartum .
• ASN / ADN or BSN
• Inpatient-Obstetric Nursing Certification
• 24 months in specialty as a registered nurse ; employment in the specialty within the last 24 months
RNC-OB
• Hospitals , physicians ’ clinics
• The Association of Women ’ s Health , Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses ( www . awhonn . org )
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